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List of Log Files in Configuration Manager 2007

Updated: September 1, 2012

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

All the client and site server components in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 record process information in individual log files. You can use the information in the client and site server log files to help you troubleshoot issues that might occur in your Configuration Manager 2007 hierarchy.

By default, client and server component logging is turned on in Configuration Manager 2007.

Client Log Files

The Configuration Manager 2007 client logs are located in one of the following locations:

  • On computers that serve as management points, the client logs are located in the %ProgramFiles%\SMS_CCM\Logs folder.

  • On all other computers, the client log files are located in the %Windir%\System32\CCM\Logs folder or the %Windir%\SysWOW64\CCM\Logs.

The following table lists and describes the client log files.

 

Log File Name Description

CAS.log

Content Access service. Maintains the local package cache.

CcmExec.log

Records activities of the client and the SMS Agent Host service.

CertificateMaintenance.log

Maintains certificates for Active Directory directory service and management points.

ClientIDManagerStartup.log

Creates and maintains the client GUID.

ClientLocation.log

Site assignment tasks.

ContentTransferManager.log

Schedules the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) or the Server Message Block (SMB) to download or to access SMS packages.

DataTransferService.log

Records all BITS communication for policy or package access.

Execmgr.log

Records advertisements that run.

FileBITS.log

Records all SMB package access tasks.

Fsinvprovider.log (renamed to FileSystemFile.log in all SMS 2003 Service Packs)

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider for software inventory and file collection.

InventoryAgent.log

Creates discovery data records (DDRs) and hardware and software inventory records.

LocationServices.log

Finds management points and distribution points.

Mifprovider.log

The WMI provider for .MIF files.

Mtrmgr.log

Monitors all software metering processes.

PolicyAgent.log

Requests policies by using the Data Transfer service.

PolicyAgentProvider.log

Records policy changes.

PolicyEvaluator.log

Records new policy settings.

RemoteControl.log

Logs when the remote control component (WUSER32) starts.

Scheduler.log

Records schedule tasks for all client operations.

Smscliui.log

Records usage of the Systems Management tool in Control Panel.

StatusAgent.log

Logs status messages that are created by the client components.

SWMTRReportGen.log

Generates a usage data report that is collected by the metering agent. (This data is logged in Mtrmgr.log.)

Site Server Log Files

Most Configuration Manager 2007 site server log files are located in the <InstallationPath>\LOGS folder. Because Configuration Manager 2007 relies heavily on Internet Information Services (IIS), you can review the IIS log file for additional errors that relate to client access to the IIS server. The IIS log file is located in the %Windir%\System32\Logfiles\W3SVC1 folder on the IIS server.

The following table lists and describes the site server log files.

 

Log File Name Description

Adsgdis.log

Records Active Directory Security Group Discovery actions.

Adsysgrp.log

Records Active Directory System Group Discovery actions.

Adsysdis.log

Records Active Directory System Discovery actions.

Adusrdis.log

Records Active Directory User Discovery actions.

Ccm.log

Client Configuration Manager tasks.

Cidm.log

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

Colleval.log

Logs when collections are created, changed, and deleted by the Collection Evaluator.

Compsumm.log

Records Component Status Summarizer tasks.

Cscnfsvc.log

Records Courier Sender confirmation service tasks.

Dataldr.log

Processes Management Information Format (MIF) files and hardware inventory in the Configuration Manager 2007 database.

Ddm.log

Saves DDR information to the Configuration Manager 2007 database by the Discovery Data Manager.

Despool.log

Records incoming site-to-site communication transfers.

Distmgr.log

Records package creation, compression, delta replication, and information updates.

Hman.log

Records site configuration changes, and publishes site information in Active Directory Domain Services.

Fspmgr.log

Records activities of the fallback status point site system role.

Inboxast.log

Records files that are moved from the management point to the corresponding SMS\INBOXES folder.

Inboxmgr.log

Records file maintenance.

Invproc.log

Records the processing of delta MIF files for the Dataloader component from client inventory files.

Mpcontrol.log

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

Mpfdm.log

Management point component that moves client files to the corresponding SMS\INBOXES folder.

MPMSI.log

Management point .msi installation log.

MPSetup.log

Records the management point installation wrapper process.

Netdisc.log

Records Network Discovery actions.

Ntsvrdis.log

Records NT Server Discovery.

Offermgr.log

Records advertisement updates.

Offersum.log

Records summarization of advertisement status messages.

Policypv.log

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

Replmgr.log

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

Rsetup.log

Reporting point setup log.

Schedule.log

Records site-to-site job and package replication.

Sender.log

Records files that are sent to other child and parent sites.

Sinvproc.log

Records client software inventory data processing to the site database in Microsoft SQL Server.

Sitecomp.log

Records maintenance of the installed site components.

Sitectrl.log

Records site setting changes to the Sitectrl.ct0 file.

Sitestat.log

Records the monitoring process of all site systems.

Smsdbmon.log

Records database changes.

Smsexec.log

Records processing of all site server component threads.

Smsprov.log

Records WMI provider access to the site database.

Smsfspsetup.log

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

SMSReportingInstall.log

Records the Reporting Point installation. This component starts the installation tasks and processes configuration changes.

Srvacct.log

Records the maintenance of accounts when the site uses standard security.

Statmgr.log

Writes all status messages to the database.

Swmproc.log

Processes metering files and maintains settings.

The Admin UI log files are located in <InstallationPath>\AdminUI\. The following table lists and describes the Admin UI log files.

 

Log File Name Description

RepairWizard.log

Records errors, warnings, and information about the process of running the Repair Wizard.

ResourceExplorer.log

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

SMSAdminUI.log

Records the local Configuration Manager 2007 console tasks when you connect to Configuration Manager 2007 sites.

Management Point Log Files

If management points are installed in the site hierarchy, management point log files are stored in the SMS_CCM\Logs folder on the management point computer. The following table lists and describes the management point log files.

 

Log File Name Description

MP_Ddr.log

Records the conversion of XML.ddr records from clients, and copies them to the site server.

MP_GetAuth.log

Records the status of the site management points.

MP_GetPolicy.log

Records policy information.

MP_Hinv.log

Converts XML hardware inventory records from clients and copies the files to the site server.

MP_Location.log

Records location manager tasks.

MP_Policy.log

Records policy communication.

MP_Relay.log

Copies files that are collected from the client.

MP_Retry.log

Records the hardware inventory retry processes.

MP_Sinv.log

Converts XML software inventory records from clients and copies them to the site server.

MP_Status.log

Converts XML.svf status message files from clients and copies them to the site server.

Fallback Status Point Log Files

If fallback status points are installed in the site hierarchy, fallback status point log files are stored in the SMS_CCM\Logs folder on the fallback status point computer. The following table lists and describes the fallback status point log files.

 

Log File Name Description

fspmsi.log

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

fspisapi.log

Records activities of the fallback status point site system role.

Mobile Device Management Log Files

If mobile device management is enabled in the site hierarchy, mobile device management point log files are generally stored in the <ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs folder on the mobile device management point computer. The following table lists and describes the mobile device management point log files.

Mobile Device Management Point Logs

 

Log File Name Description

DmClientHealth.log

Records the GUIDs of all the mobile device clients that are communicating with the Device Management Point.

DmClientRegistration.log

Records registration requests from and responses to the mobile device client in Native mode.

DmpDatastore.log

Records all the site database connections and queries made by the Device Management Point.

DmpDiscovery.log

Records all the discovery data from the mobile device clients on the Device Management Point.

DmpFileCollection.log

Records mobile device file collection data from mobile device clients on the Device Management Point.

DmpHardware.log

Records hardware inventory data from mobile device clients on the Device Management Point.

DmpIsapi.log

Records mobile device communication data from device clients on the Device Management Point.

dmpMSI.log

Records the Windows Installer data for Device Management Point setup.

DMPSetup.log

Records the mobile device management setup process.

DmpSoftware.log

Records mobile device software distribution data from mobile device clients on the Device Management Point.

DmpStatus.log

Records mobile device status messages data from mobile device clients on the Device Management Point.

FspIsapi.log

Records Fallback Status Point communication data from mobile device clients and client computers on the Fallback Status Point.

Mobile Device Management Client Logs

For the locations of log files on managed mobile devices and on computers that are used to deploy the mobile device client, see How to Configure Logging for Windows Mobile and Windows CE Devices. The following table lists and describes the mobile device management client log files.

 

Log File Name Description

DmCertEnroll.log

Records certificate enrollment data on mobile device clients.

DMCertResp.htm (in \Temp)

Records HTML response from the certificate server when the mobile device Enroller program requests a client authentication certificate on mobile device clients.

DmClientSetup.log

Records client setup data on mobile device clients.

DmClientXfer.log

Records client transfer data for Windows Mobile Device Center and ActiveSync deployments.

DmCommonInstaller.log

Records client transfer file installation for setting up mobile device client transfer files on client computers.

DmInstaller.log

Records whether DMInstaller correctly calls DmClientSetup, and whether DmClientSetup exits with success or failure on mobile device clients.

DmInvExtension.log

Records Inventory Extension file installation for setting up Inventory Extension files on client computers.

DmSvc.log

Records mobile device management service data on mobile device clients.

Operating System Deployment Log Files

The following table lists and describes the operating system deployment log files.

 

Log File Name Description

CCMSetup.log

Provides information about client-based operating system actions.

CreateTSMedia.log

Provides information about task sequence media when it is created. This log is generated on the computer running the Configuration Manager 2007 administrator console.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\AdminUILog

Dism.log

Provides information about drivers installed during operating system deployment.

Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 installs drivers by using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool in Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) 2.0.

Log file location:

%Temp%\SMSTSLOG\Dism.log

DriverCatalog.log

Provides information about device drivers that have been imported into the driver catalog.

MP_ClientIDManager.log

Provides information about the Configuration Manager 2007 management point when it responds to Configuration Manager 2007 client ID requests from boot media or Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE). This log is generated on the Configuration Manager 2007 management point.

MP_DriverManager.log

Provides information about the Configuration Manager 2007 management point when it responds to a request from the Auto Apply Driver task sequence action. This log is generated on the Configuration Manager 2007 management point.

MP_Location.log

Provides information about the Configuration Manager 2007 management point when it responds to request state store or release state store requests from the state migration point. This log is generated on the Configuration Manager 2007 management point.

PkgMgr.log

Provides information about drivers installed during operating system deployment.

Configuration Manager 2007 with SP1 installs drivers by using the Package Manager tool.

Log file location:

%Temp%\SMSTSLOG\Pkgmgr.log

Pxecontrol.log

Provides information about the PXE Control Manager.

PXEMsi.log

Provides information about the PXE service point and is generated when the PXE service point site server has been created.

PXESetup.log

Provides information about the PXE service point and is generated when the PXE service point site server has been created.

Setupact.log

Setupapi.log

Setuperr.log

Provide information about Windows Sysprep and setup logs.

SmpIsapi.log

Provides information about the state migration point Configuration Manager 2007 client request responses.

Smpmgr.log

Provides information about the results of state migration point health checks and configuration changes.

SmpMSI.log

Provides information about the state migration point and is generated when the state migration point site server has been created.

Smsprov.log

Provides information about the SMS provider.

Smspxe.log

Provides information about the Configuration Manager 2007 PXE service point.

SMSSMPSetup.log

Provides information about the state migration point and is generated when the state migration point site server has been created.

Smsts.log

General location for all operating system deployment and task sequence log events.

Log file location:

  • If task sequence completes when running in the full operating system with a Configuration Manager 2007 client installed on the computer: <CCM Install Dir>\Logs

  • If task sequence completes when running in the full operating system with no Configuration Manager 2007 client installed on the computer: %Temp%\SMSTSLOG

  • If task sequence completes when running in Windows PE: <largest fixed partition>\SMSTSLOG

noteNote
<CCM Install Dir> is %Windir%\System32\Ccm\Logs for most Configuration Manager 2007 clients and is <Configuration Manager 2007 installation drive>\SMS_CCM for the Configuration Manager 2007 site server. For 64-bit operating systems, it is %Windir%\SysWOW64\Ccm\Logs.

TaskSequenceProvider.log

Provides information about task sequences when they are imported, exported, or edited.

USMT Log loadstate.log

Provides information about the User State Migration Tool (USMT) regarding the restore of user state data.

USMT Log scanstate.log

Provides information about the USMT regarding the capture of user state data.

Network Access Protection Log Files

By default, client log files related to Network Access Protection are found in %Windir%\CCM\Logs. For client computers that are also management points, the log files are found in %ProgramFiles%\SMS_CCM\Logs.

The following table lists and describes the Network Access Protection log files.

 

Log File Name Description

Ccmcca.log

Logs the processing of compliance evaluation based on Configuration Manager NAP policy processing and contains the processing of remediation for each software update required for compliance.

CIAgent.log

Tracks the process of remediation and compliance. However, the software updates log file, Updateshandler.log, provides more informative details about installing the software updates required for compliance.

locationservices.log

Used by other Configuration Manager features (for example, information about the client's assigned site), but also contains information specific to Network Access Protection when the client is in remediation. It records the names of the required remediation servers (management point, software update point, and distribution points that host content required for compliance), which are also sent in the client statement of health.

SDMAgent.log

Shared with the Configuration Manager feature desired configuration management and contains the tracking process of remediation and compliance. However, the software updates log file, Updateshandler.log, provides more informative details about installing the software updates required for compliance.

SMSSha.log

The main log file for the Configuration Manager Network Access Protection client and contains a merged statement of health information from the two Configuration Manager components: location services (LS) and the configuration compliance agent (CCA).

This log file also contains information about the interactions between the Configuration Manager System Health Agent and the operating system NAP agent, and also between the Configuration Manager System Health Agent and both the configuration compliance agent and the location services. It provides information about whether the NAP agent successfully initialized, the statement of health data, and the statement of health response.

The System Health Validator point log files are located in %systemdrive%\SMSSHV\SMS_SHV\Logs, and they are listed and described in the following table.

 

Log File Name Description

Ccmperf.log

Contains information about the initialization of the System Health Validator point performance counters.

SmsSHV.log

The main log file for the System Health Validator point; logs the basic operations of the System Health Validator service, such as the initialization progress.

SmsSHVADCacheClient.log

Contains information about retrieving Configuration Manager health state references from Active Directory Domain Services.

SmsSHVCacheStore.log

Contains information about the cache store used to hold the Configuration Manager NAP health state references retrieved from Active Directory Domain Services, such as reading from the store and purging entries from the local cache store file. The cache store is not configurable.

SmsSHVRegistrySettings.log

Records any dynamic changes to the System Health Validator component configuration while the service is running.

SmsSHVQuarValidator.log

Records client statement of health information and processing operations. To obtain full information, change the registry key LogLevel from 1 to 0 in the following location:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMSSHV\Logging\@GLOBAL

Setup information for the System Health Validator point can be found in a setup log file, described in the following table, on the computer running the Network Policy Server.

 

Log File Name Description

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs\SMSSHVSetup.log

Records the success or failure (with failure reason) of installing the System Health Validator point.

Desired Configuration Management Log Files

By default, the Configuration Manager 2007 client computer log files are found in %Windir%\System32\CCM\Logs or in %Windir%\SysWOW64\CCM\Logs. For client computers that are also management points, the client log files are located in the SMS_CCM\Logs folder. The following table lists and describes these log files.

 

Log File Name Description

ciagent.log

Provides information about downloading, storing, and accessing assigned configuration baselines.

dcmagent.log

Provides high-level information about the evaluation of assigned configuration baselines and desired configuration management processes.

discovery.log

Provides detailed information about the Service Modeling Language (SML) processes.

sdmagent.log

Provides information about downloading, storing, and accessing configuration item content.

sdmdiscagent.log

Provides high-level information about the evaluation process for the objects and settings configured in the referenced configuration items.

Wake On LAN Log Files

The Configuration Manager 2007 site server log files related to Wake On LAN are located in the folder <ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs on the site server. There are no client-side log files for Wake On LAN. The following table lists and describes the Wake On LAN log files.

 

Log File Name Description

Wolmgr.log

Contains information about wake-up procedures such as when to wake up advertisements or deployments that are configured for Wake On LAN.

WolCmgr.log

Contains information about which clients need to be sent wake-up packets, the number of wake-up packets sent, and the number of wake-up packets retried.

Software Update Point Log Files

By default, the Configuration Manager 2007 site system log files are found in <ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs. The following table lists and describes the software updates site system log files.

 

Log File Name Description

ciamgr.log

Provides information about the addition, deletion, and modification of software update configuration items.

distmgr.log

Provides information about the replication of software update deployment packages.

objreplmgr.log

Provides information about the replication of software updates notification files from a parent to child sites.

PatchDownloader.log

Provides information about the process for downloading software updates from the update source specified in the software updates metadata to the download destination on the site server.

noteNote
On 64-bit operating systems and on 32-bit operating systems with no Configuration Manager 2007 installed, PatchDownloader.log is created in the server logs directory. On 32-bit operating systems, if the Configuration Manager 2007 client is installed, PatchDownloader.log is created in the client logs directory.

replmgr.log

Provides information about the process for replicating files between sites.

smsdbmon.log

Provides information about when software update configuration items are inserted, updated, or deleted from the site server database and creates notification files for software updates components.

SUPSetup

Provides information about the software update point installation. When the software update point installation completes, Installation was successful is written to this log file.

WCM.log

Provides information about the software update point configuration and connecting to the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server for subscribed update categories, classifications, and languages.

WSUSCtrl.log

Provides information about the configuration, database connectivity, and health of the WSUS server for the site.

wsyncmgr.log

Provides information about the software updates synchronization process.

WSUS Server Log Files

By default, the log files for WSUS running on the software update point site system role are found in %ProgramFiles%\Update Services\LogFiles. The following table lists and describes the WSUS server log files.

 

Log File Name Description

Change.log

Provides information about the WSUS server database information that has changed.

SoftwareDistribution.log

Provides information about the software updates that are synchronized from the configured update source to the WSUS server database.

Software Updates Client Computer Log Files

By default, the Configuration Manager 2007 client computer log files are found in %Windir%\CCM\Logs. For client computers that are also management points, the log files are found in %ProgramFiles%\SMS_CCM\Logs. The following table lists and describes the software updates client computer log files.

 

Log File Name Description

CIAgent.log

Provides information about processing configuration items, including software updates.

LocationServices.log

Provides information about the location of the WSUS server when a scan is initiated on the client.

PatchDownloader.log

Provides information about the process for downloading software updates from the update source to the download destination on the site server.

This log is only on the client computer configured as the synchronization host for the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates.

PolicyAgent.log

Provides information about the process for downloading, compiling, and deleting policies on client computers.

PolicyEvaluator

Provides information about the process for evaluating policies on client computers, including policies from software updates.

RebootCoordinator.log

Provides information about the process for coordinating system restarts on client computers after software update installations.

ScanAgent.log

Provides information about the scan requests for software updates, what tool is requested for the scan, the WSUS location, and so on.

ScanWrapper

Provides information about the prerequisite checks and the scan process initialization for the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates on Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 clients.

SdmAgent.log

Provides information about the process for verifying and decompressing packages that contain configuration item information for software updates.

ServiceWindowManager.log

Provides information about the process for evaluating configured maintenance windows.

smscliUI.log

Provides information about the Configuration Manager Control Panel user interactions, such as initiating a Software Updates Scan Cycle from the Configuration Manager Properties dialog box, opening the Program Download Monitor, and so on.

SmsWusHandler

Provides information about the scan process for the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates on SMS 2003 client computers.

StateMessage.log

Provides information about when software updates state messages are created and sent to the management point.

UpdatesDeployment.log

Provides information about the deployment on the client, including software update activation, evaluation, and enforcement. Verbose logging shows additional information about the interaction with the client user interface.

UpdatesHandler.log

Provides information about software update compliance scanning and about the download and installation of software updates on the client.

UpdatesStore.log

Provides information about the compliance status for the software updates that were assessed during the compliance scan cycle.

WUAHandler.log

Provides information about when the Windows Update Agent on the client searches for software updates.

WUSSyncXML.log

Provides information about the Inventory Tool for the Microsoft Updates synchronization process.

This log is only on the client computer configured as the synchronization host for the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates.

Windows Update Agent Log File

By default, the Windows Update Agent log file is found on the Configuration Manager Client computer in %Windir%. The following table provides the log file name and description.

 

Log File Name Description

WindowsUpdate.log

Provides information about when the Windows Update Agent connects to the WSUS server and retrieves the software updates for compliance assessment and whether there are updates to the agent components.

Out of Band Management Log Files

Applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later.

These log files are found in the following locations:

  • On the out of band service point site system server.

  • On any computer that runs the out of band management console from the Configuration Manager console.

  • On computers that are running the client for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 or later and that are managed out of band.

The following sections lists and describes the log files related to out of band management in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later.

Out of Band Service Point Log Files

The out of band service point log files listed in the following table are located in the folder <ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs on the site system server selected to host the out of band service point role.

 

Log File Name More Information

AMTSPSetup.log

Shows the success or failure (with failure reason) of installing the out of band service point.

Amtopmgr.log

Shows the activities of the out of band service point relating to discovery of management controllers, provisioning, and power control commands.

Amtproxymgr.log

Shows the activities of the site server relating to provisioning, which include the following:

  • Publishing provisioned computers to Active Directory Domain Services.

  • Registering the service principal name of provisioned computers in Active Directory Domain Services.

  • Requesting the Web server certificate from the issuing certification authority.

Shows the activities of sending instruction files to the out of band service point, which include the following:

  • Discovery of management controllers.

  • Provisioning.

  • Power control commands.

Shows the activities related to out of band management site replication.

Out of Band Management Console Log Files

The out of band management console log file listed in the following table is located in the folder <ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\AdminUI\AdminUILog on any computer that runs the out of band management console from the Configuration Manager console.

 

Log File Name More Information

Oobconsole.log

Shows activities related to running the out of band management console.

Out of Band Management Client Computer Log Files

The out of band management client log file listed in the following table is located in the folder %Windir%\System32\CCM\Logs on workstation computers that are running the client for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 or later and that are managed out of band.

 

Log File Name More Information

Oobmgmt.log

Shows out of band management activities performed on workstation computers, including the provisioning state of the management controller.

Power Management Log Files

Applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

The log files listed in the following table are located in the folder %windir%\System32\CCM\Logs on 32-bit workstation computers and in the folder %windir%\SysWOW64\CCM\Logs on 64-bit workstation computers that have the Power Management Client Agent enabled.

 

Log File Name More Information

pwrmgmt.log

Shows power management activities performed on the client computer that include monitoring and enforcement activities performed by the Power Management Client Agent. On computers that are running Windows XP, this log also records power settings to the computer.

PwrProvider.log

Shows the activities of the power management provider (PWRInvProvider) hosted in the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service. On all supported versions of Windows, the provider enumerates the current settings on computers during hardware inventory. On computers that are running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2, the provider is also responsible for applying power plan settings to the computer.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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