Logs and Logging

Enable DHCP Logging Windows

  1. Open DHCP console
  2. In the console tree, open the applicable DHCP server, (for 2008r2 later) and click either IPV4 or IPv6.
  3. On the Action menu, click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, select Enable DHCP audit logging, and then click OK

Enable DNS Logging Windows

Enable DNS Request Logging for Windows 2003/2008.


  1. Open the Domain Name System Microsoft Management Console (DNS MMC) snap-in.
  2. Click Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, and then DNS
  3. From the DNS Server, right-click the server and select the Properties submenu.
  4. The Properties pop-window will appear on your screen.
  5. Select the Debug Loggingtab and the Log packets debuggingcheck box, respectivley.
  6. Ensure that the Incoming, UDP, Queries/Transfers, and Request check boxes are selected.
  7. Click the OK button.



The version of Netlogon.dll that has tracing included is installed by default. To enable debug logging, set the debug flag that you want in the registry and restart the service by using the following steps: