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Log Files for Operating System Deployment

Updated: January 15, 2011

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

The log files in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 provide detailed information about the associated components and can be helpful when verifying functionality or when troubleshooting issues.

Operating System Deployment Log Files

The following table provides information about the log files and their default locations that are created when using Configuration Manager 2007 operating system deployment.

 

Log File Name Description

CCMSetup.log

Provides information about client-based operating system actions.

Log file location:

%Windir%\System32\Ccmsetup

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\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 (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.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

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 PXE. This log is generated on the Configuration Manager 2007 management point.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\SMS_CCM\Logs

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.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\SMS_CCM\Logs

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.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\SMS_CCM\Logs

PkgMgr.log

Provides information about drivers installed during operating system deployment.

Configuration Manager 2007 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.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

PXEMsi.log

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

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

PXESetup.log

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

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

Setupact.log, Setupapi.log, Setuperr.log

Provides information about Windows Sysprep and Setup logs.

Log file location:

%Windir%

SmpIsapi.log

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

Log file location:

<InstallationPath>\SMS_CCM\Logs

Smpmgr.log

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

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

SmpMSI.log

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

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

Smsprov.log

Provides information about the SMS Provider.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

Smspxe.log

Provides information about the Configuration Manager 2007 PXE service point.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Sms_ccm\Logs

SMSSMPSetup.log

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

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

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 an Configuration Manager 2007 client installed on the computer: <ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

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

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

noteNote
<ConfigMgrInstallationPath> is %Windir%\System32\Ccm\Logs for most Configuration Manager 2007 clients and <ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\SMS_CCM for the Configuration Manager 2007 site server.

TaskSequenceProvider.log

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

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

USMT Log loadstate.log

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

Log file location:

%Windir%\System32\Ccm\Logs

USMT Log scanstate.log

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

Log file location:

%Windir%\System32\Ccm\Logs

Multicast for Operating System Deployment Log Files

The following table provides information about the log files and their default locations that are created when using multicast for Configuration Manager 2007 operating system deployment.

noteNote
The information in this section applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R2.

 

Log File Name Description

McsMgr.log

Provides information about multicast availability and changes to multicast configuration.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

McsSetup.log 

Provides information about the multicast service point role setup and is generated when the multicast service point site server has been created. It confirms that the environment has been successfully set up and run the .msi file.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

McsMSI.log

Provides information about the .msi setup for the multicast service point and is generated when the multicast service point site server has been created.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs

McsExec.log

Provides information about multicast packages, namespace management, session creation, and health checking for multicast.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Sms_ccm\Logs

McsISAPI.log 

Provides information about the multicast service point Configuration Manager 2007 client request responses.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\SMS_CCM\Logs

McsPrv.log

Provides information about the interaction between multicast components and the Windows Deployment Service (WDS) components; for example, the creation, reading and distribution of namespaces.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\SMS_CCM\Logs

McsPerf.log

Provides information about the multicast performance counter updates.

Log file location:

<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\SMS_CCM\Logs

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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