Sharepoint Logs locations

Many a times you feel struck by SharePoint throwing some error message. The message in most cases may not be descriptive enough to understand the cause.

The logs can be of good help in that case:

By default the logs are created under path: <drive>\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\LOGS.

For SP 2010 it would be 14 instead of 15. For SP 2013 its 15 and accordingly for older or newer versions.

SharePoint Central administration- Monitoring

SharePoint Central administration- Monitoring

Now under Monitoring, open the option ‘configure diagnostic logging’.

configure daignostic logging

configure daignostic logging

Now you reach the ‘Configure Diagnostic logging’ page, scroll little bit down you should find an option to set the logging path:

Sharepoint Logging path

Sharepoint Logging path

Keep it as it is, or change as you want it to be.

Reading Logs will save you a lot of time and help diagnose problem quickly. Make a habit of using the logs.

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LINQTOSQL vs EF5

Summary of differences/ similarity between LINQTOSQL vs EF5:

Entity Framework 5 LINQ TO SQL Difference/ Similar
Good for scenario where you expect 1-1, 1-N, M-N relationships between entity classes and relational tables/ views Good where only 1-1 mapping between the entity classes and the relational tables /views is expected. D
EF support multiple databases like MySQL, Oracle, apart from SQL It supports only one database D
Based on Generic Repository and Unit of work patterns Based on Generic Repository and Unit of work patterns S
Suitable for enterprise development Suitable for Rapid Application development D
Support Complex datatype Does not support Complex types D
Next version is available MS stops new versions D
Supports all 3 mapping approaches TPH, TPT, TPCT Supports only TPH D