Do I need these log files in Win7 folder C:\Windows\tracing\

September 1, 2013 at 02:02:41
Specs: Win 7
What, if anything, uses the log files in Windows\tracing\ ?
There are about 30 files, plus a few in subfolder \kerberos\.
Most of them have names starting with "RAS", obviously for
"remote access system". It looks like they all have to do with
network connections in some way. I've been using Windows 7
for over three years, and never had to do anything with them.

Except for the logging of problems and error messages used
by the problem detection system (whatever it is called), I would
prefer to turn off all logging.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
September 1, 2013 at 05:02:41
Kerberos is a netwrok authentication protocol that allow two nodes to authenticate each other. It is commonly used by Email clients to communicate with a remote email server.

So I would look at your Email client first and see what that has to say about Kerberos,

Try loading the files into notepad and see if you can read anything useful in them. The chances are you can delete them

Stuart

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#2
September 1, 2013 at 06:21:33
I looked at several of them before I posted, which is why I
suspect they aren't needed for anything.

As for kerberos, I access e-mail via webmail.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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September 1, 2013 at 07:55:49
Kerberos is also used with Active Directory.

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#4
September 1, 2013 at 12:19:52
Active Directory appears to be something that servers are
concerned with, for control of information over networks.
Doesn't apply to me.

Can this particular logging in /tracing/ be turned off anywhere?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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September 1, 2013 at 13:12:22
The problem is, Windows logs to only a few places by default, and "%windir%\tracing" isn't one of them that I know of.

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