Enabling & Disabling RES WM / Powerfuse tracing with Powershell
Happy scripting Friday!
I wrote this script in batch donkeys ago and have been looking for a good excuse to rewrite it in PowerShell. Today was that day!
Here is two very simple powershell functions to enable and disable tracing for either WorkSpace Manager or Powerfuse on x86 or x64 platforms. Theres also tons of checks for funny business.
Thanks to Dennis Van Dam from RES Software for the tip that the users must be able to write to the tracefile, I’ve updated the scripts to include setting the ACL and I’ve also packaged the scripts as an importable module. You can download this new file below.
The script enables logging by default to c:\restrace.log and doesn’t delete the file after you disable tracing to ensure you send it to the experts.
The script will:
- check for x64 or x86 architecture
- Check if we’re running Workspace Manager or Powerfuse
- create / delete the keys
- Set the needed acl
- Restart the service
At present this script can be run on remote systems using powershell remoting, if you want a native remote script without remoting dependencies just request it and I’ll start working on it. I had attempted something in visual studio a year or so ago and got sidetracked (bored).
Importing the module:
To import the module, simply run the below command (where $path is the path to the downloaded module).
Enables tracing and saves the trace file to c:\restrace.log
Enable-RESTracing -logfile c:\temp\trace.log
Enables tracing but overwrites the default log location of c:\restrace.log to c:\temp\trace.log
Exactly what it says on the tin.
You can download this new module from here: