Monitor unlimited number of servers
Filter log events
Create email and web-based reports

Direct access to Microsoft articles
Customized keywords for major search engines
Access to premium content

Event ID: 503 Source: Windows Server Update

The Windows Server Update Services Server experienced an error while attempting to write to the log file.
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path "C:\Program Files\Update Services\LogFiles\SoftwareDistribution.log" is denied.
   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode String str)
   at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path FileMode mode FileAccess access FileShare share Int32 bufferSize Boolean useAsync String msgPath Boolean bFromProxy)
   at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path FileMode mode FileAccess access FileShare share)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.TraceLogger.OpenFile()
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.TraceLogger.WriteLine(String message).
In my case, resetting the permissions on the file itself did not help as when the file gets renamed to be ".old", the new version does not have permissions to be created. It is therefore critical that the permissions be set on the folder.
I received this error after a clean install of WSUS because there was no ownership or permissions on the file: C:\Program Files\Update Services\LogFiles\SoftwareDistribution.log. I took ownership of the file with the currently logged in user, set it to inherit permissions from the parent folder and the problem was solved.

Windows Event Log Analysis Splunk App

Build a great reporting interface using Splunk, one of the leaders in the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) field, linking the collected Windows events to



Cisco ASA Log Analyzer Splunk App

Obtain enhanced visibility into Cisco ASA firewall logs using the free Firegen for Cisco ASA Splunk App. Take advantage of dashboards built to optimize the threat analysis process.