Monday, May 7, 2012

SCCM 2012: Log File Reference

I grabbed this from Microsofts's site, made a a text file out of it and put it on my desktop for reference. Its proven pretty handy to have so I thought I'd post it here:


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SCCM 2012 Log file Reference:
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adctrl.log - Records enrollment processing activity.

ADForestDisc.log - Records Active Directory Forest Discovery actions.

ADService.log - Records account creation and security group details in Active Directory.

adsgdis.log - Records Active Directory Security Group Discovery actions.

adsysdis.log - Records Active Directory System Discovery actions.

adusrdis.log - Records Active Directory User Discovery actions.

ccm.log - Records client push installation activities.

CertMgr.log - Records the certificate activities for intra-site communications.

chmgr.log - Records activities of the client health manager.

Cidm.log - Records changes to the client settings by the Client Install Data Manager (CIDM).

colleval.log - Records details about when collections are created, changed, and deleted by the Collection Evaluator.

compmon.log - Records the status of component threads monitored for the site server.

compsumm.log - Records Component Status Summarizer tasks.

ComRegSetup.log - Records the initial installation of COM registration results for a site server.

ConfigMgrPrereq.log - Records pre-requisite component evaluation and installation activities.

dataldr.log - Records information about the processing of Management Information Format (MIF) files and hardware inventory in the Configuration Manager database.

ddm.log - Records activities of the discovery data manager.

despool.log - Records incoming site-to-site communication transfers.

distmgr.log - Records details about package creation, compression, delta replication, and information updates.

EPCtrlMgr.log - Records information about the synchronization of malware threat information from the Endpoint Protection site system role server into the Configuration Manager database.

EPMgr.log - Records the status of the Endpoint Protection site system role.

EPSetup.log - Provides information about the installation of the Endpoint Protection site system role.

EnrollSrv.log - Records activities of the Enrollment service process.

EnrollWeb.log - Records activities of the enrollment website process.

fspmgr.log - Records activities of the fallback status point site system role.

hman.log - Records information about site configuration changes, and the publishing of site information in Active Directory Domain Services.

Inboxast.log - Records the files that are moved from the management point to the corresponding INBOXES folder on the site server.

inboxmgr.log - Records file transfer activities between inbox folders.

inboxmon.log - Records the processing of inbox files and performance counter updates.

invproc.log - Records the forwarding of MIF files from a secondary site to its parent site.

migmctrl.log - Records information for Migration actions involving migration jobs, shared distribution points, and distribution point upgrades.

mpcontrol.log - Records the registration of the management point with WINS. Records the availability of the management point every 10 minutes.

mpfdm.log - Records the actions of the management point component that moves client files to the corresponding INBOXES folder on the site server.

mpMSI.log - Records details of about the management point installation.

MPSetup.log - Records the management point installation wrapper process.

netdisc.log - Records Network Discovery actions.

ntsvrdis.log - Records the discovery activity of site system servers.

Objreplmgr - Records the processing of object change notifications for replication.

offermgr.log - Records advertisement updates.

offersum.log - Records the summarization of deployment status messages.

OfflineServicingMgr.log - Records the activities of applying updates to operating system image files.

outboxmon.log - Records the processing of outbox files and performance counter updates.

PerfSetup.log - Records the results of the installation of performance counters.

PkgXferMgr.log - Records the actions of the SMS Executive component that is responsible for sending content from a primary site to a remote distribution point.

policypv.log - Records updates to the client policies to reflect changes to client settings or advertisements.

rcmctrl.log - Records the activities of database replication between sites in the hierarchy.

replmgr.log - Records the replication of files between the site server components and the Scheduler component.

ResourceExplorer.log - Records errors, warnings, and information about running the Resource Explorer.

ruleengine.log - Records details about Auto Deployment Rules around the identification, content download, and update group and deployment creation.

Sched.log - Records details about site-to-site job and package replication.

schedule.log - Records the activities for standard sender content scheduling jobs.

sender.log - Records the files that transfer by file-based replication between sites.

sinvproc.log - Records information about the processing of software inventory data to the site database.

sitecomp.log - Records details about the maintenance of the installed site components on all site system servers in the site.

sitectrl.log - Records site setting changes made to site control objects in the database.

sitestat.log - Records the availability and disk space monitoring process of all site systems.

SmsAdminUI.log - Records Configuration Manager console activity.

SMSAWEBSVCSetup.log - Records the installation activities of the application catalog web service.

smsbkup.log - Records output from the site backup process.

smsdbmon.log - Records database changes.

SMSENROLLSRVSetup.log - Records the installation activities of the enrollment web service.

SMSENROLLWEBSetup.log - Records the installation activities of the enrollment website.

smsexec.log - Records the processing of all site server component threads.

SMSFSPSetup.log - Records messages generated by the installation of a fallback status point.

SMSPORTALWEBSetup.log - Records the installation activities of the application catalog web site.

SMSProv.log - Records WMI provider access to the site database.

smstsvc.log - Records information about the installation, use, and removal of a Windows service that is used to test network connectivity and permissions between servers, using the computer account of the server initiating the connection.

srsrpMSI.log - Records detailed results of the reporting point installation process from the MSI output.

srsrpsetup.log - Records results of the reporting point installation process.

Srvacct.log - Records the maintenance of accounts when the site uses standard security.

statesys.log - Records the processing of state system messages.

statmgr.log - Records the writing of all status messages to the database.

swmproc.log - Records the processing of metering files and settings.

5 comments:

  1. please give the location where I can find these logs.

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  2. Hey HAzEEB,

    The logs are located under the 'Logs' folder wherever you installed Configuration Manager. In my case I installed it on my D: drive so for me its:

    D:\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs

    Here's a bonus for you, if you are pushing updates with SCCM I'd also recommend keeping an eye on your WSUS logs as well, located here by default:

    C:\Program Files\Update Services\LogFiles

    -ZeusABJ

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  3. thanks and you can organize it in such a way that if we enable a role what are the logs we need to check then we can help us to troubleshoot if anything happens while enabling the roles

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  4. Thanks for the comment Sathya. Since this post seems to generate the most traffic around here I may revisit it and clean it up a bit later. I'm gearing up to deploy SCCM 2012 SP1 this week. After thats done I'll review any changes and update things as needed.

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