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Policy Server reports "Failed to write audit log record. Record dropped" lines


Article ID: 8815


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We're putting load on our Policy Server, letting it process a lot of Federation transactions. As soon as we apply the load, Policy Server starts writing these errors in Policy Server log:

[3083/3264977808][Wed Apr 22 2015 21:03:05][SmReports.cpp:637][ERROR][sm-Server-02700] Failed to write audit log record. Record dropped. 
[3083/3264977808][Wed Apr 22 2015 21:03:08][SmReports.cpp:637][ERROR][sm-Server-02700] Failed to write audit log record. Record dropped. 

Why do we have those error messages and how can we get rid of them?



Policy Server R12.52 SP1


This error is shown because Audit Messages are produced when the Policy Server does the Federation transaction processing, and Policy Server should have EnableEnhancedTracing registry key enabled. There is a fix in R12.52 SP1 CR08 that shows a message saying that this error because of EnableEnhancedTracing not enabled in the Policy Server registry.



Upgrade the Policy Server to 12.52SP1CR08 and add the registry key to the Policy Server :



Enable Enhance Tracing= 0x1; DWORD 


Defects Fixed in 12.52 SP1 CR08:

00302490 DE139629 Policy Server fails to record the audit log



Additional Information

R12.52 SP1 Release Notes : Defects fixed in CR08