Long URL Requests or Parameters Are Not Logged When You Use ODBC Logging

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If HTTP URL requests are greater than 255 characters, an error in Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) logging occurs, and the request is not logged. An error is logged in the Event Log, and ODBC logging stops and then restarts, but the request has been lost.

In addition, if parameters are greater than 255 characters, they are replaced with "..." in the log.


To work around this problem, do not use ODBC logging.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
In Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0, the English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date      Time         Version         Size    File name     Platform
6/12/200  10:38:53PM   5.0.2195.2096   78,608  Iislog.dll    x86

In IIS 4.0, install the IIS 4.0 version 4.2.762.1 or later of this fix.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 256839 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0
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