How to turn on Rational Team Concert trace log from Visual Studio

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Question

How do you turn on the IBM Rational Team Concert trace log from Microsoft Visual Studio to trouble shoot Visual Studio related issue in Rational Team Concert?

Answer

To get the Rational Team Concert trace logs, modify the Visual Studio config file named: "devenv.exe.config" following the steps below. This config file can be found in the same folder as "devene.exe". For example "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\deven.exe.config":

  1. Close Visual Studio and then open the above config file in Wordpad.
  2. Go to the end of the file, you should see similar codes like the following:
    ..................
    <system.net>
    <settings>
    <ipv6 enabled="true"/>
    </settings>
    </system.net>
    </configuration>
  3. Before the "</configuration>" tag, paste in the following lines
    <system.diagnostics>
    <switches>
    <add name="RTCTraceLevel" value="4"/>
    </switches>
    </system.diagnostics>
  4. Save the file and close it.(4 is the highest tracing level, similar to Verbose option)
  5. Now start Visual Studio, try to re-produce the problem.


Rational Team Concert should start logging, the trace files can be found at location where pointed by the "APPDATA" environment variable, under IBM\Rational\Team Concert Visual Studio Client subdirectory. For example, if APPDATA points to "C:\Documents and Settings\kkishore\Application Data" the location of Rational Team Concert logs will be found under "C:\Documents and Settings\kkishore\Application Data\IBM\Rational\Team Concert Visual Studio Client"

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Document information


More support for:

Rational Team Concert Standard
Client - Visual Studio .Net

Software version:

2.0, 2.0.0.1, 2.0.0.2

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1445903

Modified date:

2010-10-04

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