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Technical Reference for Log Files in Configuration Manager

Updated: October 27, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, client and site server components record process information in individual log files. By default, client and server component logging is enabled in Configuration Manager. You can use the information in these log files to help you troubleshoot issues that might occur in your Configuration Manager hierarchy.

The following sections provide details about the different log files. Use this information to view and monitor Configuration Manager client and server logs for operation details and identify error information that might help you to troubleshoot any problems.

By default, most processes in Configuration Manager write operational information to a log file that is dedicated to that process. These log files are identified by the .LOG or .LO_ extension. Configuration Manager writes to the .LOG file until that log reaches it maximum size. When the log is full, the .LOG file is copied to a file of the same name but with the .LO_ extension, and the process or component continues to write to the .LOG file. When the .LOG file again reaches its maximum size, the .LO_ file is overwritten and the process repeats. Some components establish a log file history by appending a date and time stamp to the log file name and by retaining the .LOG extension. An exception to the maximum size and use of the .LO_ file is the client for Linux and UNIX. For information about how the client for Linux and UNIX uses log files, see Manage Log Files for the Client for Linux and UNIX in the Client for Linux and UNIX section in this topic.

To view the logs, you can use the Configuration Manager log viewer tool, CMTrace, which is located in the \SMSSETUP\TOOLS folder of the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager source media. The CMTrace tool is also added to all boot images that are added to the Software Library.

The Configuration Manager 2007 log viewer tool, Trace32, is now replaced with CMTrace.

Configuration Manager supports options that enable you to change where log files are stored and the log file size.

Use the following procedure to use the Configuration Manager Service Manager to modify the size of log files, the name and location of the log file, and to force multiple components to write to a single log file.

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Monitoring, click System Status, and then click either Site Status or Component Status.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Component group, click Start and select Configuration Manager Service Manager.

  3. When the Configuration Manager Service Manager opens, connect to the site that you want to manage.

    If you do not see the site that you want to manage, click Site, click Connect, and then enter the name of the site server for the correct site.

  4. Expand the site and navigate to Components or Servers, depending on where the components that you want to manage are located.

  5. In the right pane, select one or more components.

  6. On the Component menu, click Logging.

  7. In the Configuration Manager Component Logging dialog box, complete the available configuration options for your selection.

  8. Click OK to save the configuration.

By default, Configuration Manager log files are stored in a variety of locations that depend on the process that creates the log file, and on the configuration of your site systems. Because the location of the log on a given computer can vary, use search to locate the relevant log files on your Configuration Manager computers to help you troubleshoot a specific scenario.

The following sections list the log files related to client operations, and client installation.

The following table lists the log files found on the Configuration Manager client.

 

Log name Description

CAS.log

Content Access service. Maintains the local package cache on the client.

Ccm32BitLauncher.log

Records actions for starting applications on the client marked as "run as 32bit".

CcmEval.log

Records Configuration Manager client status evaluation activities and details for components that are required by the Configuration Manager client.

CcmEvalTask.log

Records the Configuration Manager client status evaluation activities that are initiated by the evaluation scheduled task.

CcmExec.log

Records activities of the client and the SMS Agent Host service. This log file also includes information about enabling and disabling wake-up proxy.

CcmMessaging.log

Records activities related to communications between the client and management points.

CCMNotificationAgent.log

Records activities related to client notification operations.

Ccmperf.log

Records activities related to the maintenance and capture of data related to client performance counters.

CcmRestart.log

Records client service restart activity.

CCMSDKProvider.log

Records activities for the client SDK interfaces.

CertificateMaintenance.log

Maintains certificates for Active Directory Domain Services and management points.

CIDownloader.log

Records details about configuration item definition downloads.

CITaskMgr.log

Records tasks that are initiated for each application and deployment type, such as content download or install or uninstall actions.

ClientAuth.log

Records the signing and authentication activity for the client.

ClientIDManagerStartup.log

Creates and maintains the client GUID and identifies tasks performed during client registration and assignment.

ClientLocation.log

Records tasks that are related to client site assignment.

CMHttpsReadiness.log

Records the results of running the Configuration Manager HTTPS Readiness Assessment Tool. This tool checks whether computers have a PKI client authentication certificate that can be used for Configuration Manager.

CmRcService.log

Records information for the remote control service.

ContentTransferManager.log

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

DataTransferService.log

Records all BITS communication for policy or package access.

EndpointProtectionAgent

Records information about the installation of the Endpoint Protection client and the application of antimalware policy to that client.

execmgr.log

Records details about packages and task sequences that run on the client.

ExpressionSolver.log

Records details about enhanced detection methods that are used when verbose or debug logging is enabled.

ExternalEventAgent.log

Records the history of Endpoint Protection malware detection and events related to client status.

FileBITS.log

Records all SMB package access tasks.

FileSystemFile.log

Records the activity of the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider for software inventory and file collection.

FSPStateMessage.log

Records the activity for state messages that are sent to the fallback status point by the client.

InternetProxy.log

Records the network proxy configuration and usage activity for the client.

InventoryAgent.log

Records activities of hardware inventory, software inventory, and heartbeat discovery actions on the client.

LocationCache.log

Records the activity for location cache usage and maintenance for the client.

LocationServices.log

Records the client activity for locating management points, software update points, and distribution points.

MaintenanceCoordinator.log

Records the activity for general maintenance task activity for the client.

Mifprovider.log

Records the activity of the WMI provider for .MIF files.

mtrmgr.log

Monitors all software metering processes.

PolicyAgent.log

Records requests for policies made by using the Data Transfer service.

PolicyAgentProvider.log

Records policy changes.

PolicyEvaluator.log

Records details about the evaluation of policies on client computers, including policies from software updates.

PolicyPlatformClient.log

Records the process of remediation and compliance for all providers located in %Program Files%\Microsoft Policy Platform, except the file provider.

PolicySdk.log

Records activities for policy system SDK interfaces.

Pwrmgmt.log

Records information about enabling or disabling and configuring the wake-up proxy client settings.

PwrProvider.log

Records 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 and applies power plan settings.

SCClient_<domain>@<username>_1.log

Records the activity in Software Center for the specified user on the client computer.

SCClient_<domain>@<username>_2.log

Records the historical activity in Software Center for the specified user on the client computer.

Scheduler.log

Records activities of scheduled tasks for all client operations.

SCNotify_<domain>@<username>_1.log

Records the activity for notifying users about software for the specified user.

SCNotify_<domain>@<username>_1-<date_time>.log

Records the historical information for notifying users about software for the specified user.

setuppolicyevaluator.log

Records configuration and inventory policy creation in WMI.

SleepAgent_<domain>@<@SYSTEM_0.log

Main log file for wake-up proxy.

smscliui.log

Records usage of the Configuration Manager client in Control Panel.

SrcUpdateMgr.log

Records activity for installed Windows Installer applications that are updated with current distribution point source locations.

StatusAgent.log

Records 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.

UserAffinity.log

Records details about user device affinity.

VirtualApp.log

Records information specific to the evaluation of App-V deployment types.

Wedmtrace.log

Records operations related to write filters on Windows Embedded clients.

wakeprxy-install.log

Records installation information when clients receive the client setting option to enable wake-up proxy.

wakeprxy-uninstall.log

Records information about uninstalling wake-up proxy when clients receive the client setting option to disable wake-up proxy, if wake-up proxy was previously enabled.

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to the installation of the Configuration Manager client.

 

Log name Description

ccmsetup.log

Records ccmsetup tasks for client setup, client upgrade, and client removal. Can be used to troubleshoot client installation problems.

ccmsetup-ccmeval.log

Records ccmsetup tasks for client status and remediation.

CcmRepair.log

Records the repair activities of the client agent.

client.msi.log

Records setup tasks performed by client.msi. Can be used to troubleshoot client installation or removal problems.

For System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager only:

The Configuration Manager client for Linux and UNIX records information in the following log files.

TipTip
Beginning with client for Linux and UNIX from cumulative update 1, you can use CMTrace to view the log files for the client for Linux and UNIX.

noteNote
When you use the initial release of the client for Linux and UNIX and reference the documentation in this section, replace the following references for each file or process:

  • Replace omiserver.bin with nwserver.bin

  • Replace omi with nanowbem

 

Log name Details

scxcm.log

This is the log file for the core service of the Configuration Manager client for Linux and UNIX (ccmexec.bin). This log file contains information about the installation and ongoing operations of ccmexec.bin.

By default, this log file is created in the following location: /var/opt/microsoft/scxcm.log

To change the location of the log file, edit /opt/microsoft/configmgr/etc/scxcm.conf and change the PATH field. You do not need to restart the client computer or service for the change to take effect.

You can set the log level to one of four different settings:

  • ERROR: Indicates problems that require attention.

  • WARNING: Indicates possible problems for the client operations.

  • INFO: More detailed logging that indicates the status of various events on the client.

  • TRACE: Verbose logging that is typically used to diagnose problems.

To change the log level, edit /opt/microsoft/configmgr/etc/scxcm.conf and change each instance of the tag MODULE to the desired log level.

scxcmprovider.log

This is the log file for the CIM service of the Configuration Manager client for Linux and UNIX (omiserver.bin). This log file contains information about the ongoing operations of nwserver.bin.

By default, this log is created in the following location: /var/opt/microsoft/configmgr/scxcmprovider.log

To change the location of the log file, edit /opt/microsoft/omi/etc/scxcmprovider.conf and change the PATH field. You do not need to restart the client computer or service for the change to take effect.

You can set the log level to one of three different settings:

  • ERROR: Indicates problems that require attention.

  • WARNING: Indicates possible problems for the client operations.

  • INFO: More detailed logging that indicates the status of various events on the client.

To change the log level, edit /opt/microsoft/omi/etc/scxcmprovider.conf and change each instance of the tag MODULE to the desired log level.

Under normal operating conditions the ERROR log level should be used. The ERROR level of logging creates the smallest log file. As the log level is increased from ERROR to WARNING to INFO to TRACE, each step results in a larger log file as more data is written to the log file.

The client for Linux and UNIX does not limit the maximum size of the client log files, nor does the client automatically copy the contents of its .LOG files to another file such as a .LO_ file. If you want to control the maximum size of log files, implement a process to manage the log files independent from the Configuration Manager client for Linux and UNIX.

For example, you can use the standard Linux and UNIX command logrotate to manage the size and rotation of the clients log files. The Configuration Manager client for Linux and UNIX provides an interface that enables logrotate to signal the client as to when the log rotation completes, allowing the client to resume logging to the log file.

For information about logrotate, see the documentation for the Linux and UNIX distributions that you use.

For System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager only:

The Configuration Manager client for Mac computers records information in the following log files.

 

Log name Details

CCMClient-<date_time>.log

Records activities that are related to the Mac client operations, which includes application management, inventory, and error logging.

This log file is located in the folder /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/CCM/Logs on the Mac computer.

CCMAgent-<date_time>.log

Records information that is related to client operations, which includes user logon and logoff operations and Mac computer activity.

This log file is located in the folder ~/Library/Logs on the Mac computer.

CCMNotifications-<date_time>.log

Records activities that are related to Configuration Manager notifications displayed on the Mac computer.

This log file is located in the folder ~/Library/Logs on the Mac computer.

CCMPrefPane-<date_time>.log

Records activities related to the Configuration Manager preferences dialog box on the Mac computer, which includes general status and error logging.

This log file is located in the folder ~/Library/Logs on the Mac computer.

Additionally, the log file SMS_DM.log on the site system server records communication between Mac computers and the management point that is enabled for mobile devices and Mac computers.

The following sections list log files found on the site server or related to specific site system roles.

The following table lists the log files found on the Configuration Manager site server and site system servers.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

adctrl.log

Records enrollment processing activity.

Site server

ADForestDisc.log

Records Active Directory Forest Discovery actions.

Site server

ADService.log

Records account creation and security group details in Active Directory.

Site server

adsgdis.log

Records Active Directory Group Discovery actions.

Site server

adsysdis.log

Records Active Directory System Discovery actions.

Site server

adusrdis.log

Records Active Directory User Discovery actions.

Site server

ccm.log

Records client push installation activities.

Site server

CertMgr.log

Records the certificate activities for intra-site communications.

Site system server

chmgr.log

Records activities of the client health manager.

Site server

Cidm.log

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

Site server

colleval.log

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

Site server

compmon.log

Records the status of component threads monitored for the site server.

Site system server

compsumm.log

Records Component Status Summarizer tasks.

Site server

ComRegSetup.log

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

Site system server

dataldr.log

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

Site Server

ddm.log

Records activities of the discovery data manager.

Site server

despool.log

Records incoming site-to-site communication transfers.

Site server

distmgr.log

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

Site server

EPCtrlMgr.log

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

Site server

EPMgr.log

Records the status of the Endpoint Protection site system role.

Site system server

EPSetup.log

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

Site system server

EnrollSrv.log

Records activities of the enrollment service process.

Site system server

EnrollWeb.log

Records activities of the enrollment website process.

Site system server

fspmgr.log

Records activities of the fallback status point site system role.

Site system server

hman.log

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

Site server

Inboxast.log

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

Site server

inboxmgr.log

Records file transfer activities between inbox folders.

Site server

inboxmon.log

Records the processing of inbox files and performance counter updates.

Site server

invproc.log

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

Site server

migmctrl.log

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

The top-level site in the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager hierarchy, and each child primary site

noteNote
In a multi-primary site hierarchy, use the log file created at the central administration site.

mpcontrol.log

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

Site system server

mpfdm.log

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

Site system server

mpMSI.log

Records details of about the management point installation.

Site server

MPSetup.log

Records the management point installation wrapper process.

Site server

netdisc.log

Records Network Discovery actions.

Site server

ntsvrdis.log

Records the discovery activity of site system servers.

Site server

Objreplmgr

Records the processing of object change notifications for replication.

Site server

offermgr.log

Records advertisement updates.

Site server

offersum.log

Records the summarization of deployment status messages.

Site server

OfflineServicingMgr.log

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

Site server

outboxmon.log

Records the processing of outbox files and performance counter updates.

Site server

PerfSetup.log

Records the results of the installation of performance counters.

Site system server

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.

Site server

policypv.log

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

Primary site server

rcmctrl.log

Records the activities of database replication between sites in the hierarchy.

Site server

replmgr.log

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

Site server

ResourceExplorer.log

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

The computer that runs the Configuration Manager console

ruleengine.log

Records details about automatic deployment rules for the identification, content download, and software update group and deployment creation.

Site server

schedule.log

Records details about site-to-site job and file replication.

Site server

sender.log

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

Site server

sinvproc.log

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

Site server

sitecomp.log

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

Site server

sitectrl.log

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

Site server

sitestat.log

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

Site server

SmsAdminUI.log

Records Configuration Manager console activity.

The computer that runs the Configuration Manager console

SMSAWEBSVCSetup.log

Records the installation activities of the Application Catalog web service.

Site system server

smsbkup.log

Records output from the site backup process.

Site server

smsdbmon.log

Records database changes.

Site server

SMSENROLLSRVSetup.log

Records the installation activities of the enrollment web service.

Site system server

SMSENROLLWEBSetup.log

Records the installation activities of the enrollment website.

Site system server

smsexec.log

Records the processing of all site server component threads.

Site server or site system server

SMSFSPSetup.log

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

Site system server

SMSPORTALWEBSetup.log

Records the installation activities of the Application Catalog website.

Site system server

SMSProv.log

Records WMI provider access to the site database.

Computer with the SMS Provider

srsrpMSI.log

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

Site system server

srsrpsetup.log

Records results of the reporting point installation process.

Site system server

statesys.log

Records the processing of state system messages.

Site server

statmgr.log

Records the writing of all status messages to the database.

Site server

swmproc.log

Records the processing of metering files and settings.

Site server

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to site installation.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

ConfigMgrPrereq.log

Records pre-requisite component evaluation and installation activities.

Site server

ConfigMgrSetup.log

Records detailed output from site server setup.

Site Server

ConfigMgrSetupWizard.log

Records information related to activity in the Setup wizard.

Site Server

SMS_BOOTSTRAP.log

Records information about the progress of launching the secondary site installation process. Details of the actual setup process are contained in ConfigMgrSetup.log.

Site Server

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.

Site server and site systems

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to the fallback status point.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

FspIsapi

Records details about communications to the fallback status point from mobile device legacy clients and client computers.

Site system server

fspMSI.log

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

Site system server

fspmgr.log

Records activities of the fallback status point site system role.

Site system server

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to the management point.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

CcmIsapi.log

Records client messaging activity on the endpoint.

Site system server

MP_CliReg.log

Records the client registration activity processed by the management point.

Site system server

MP_Ddr.log

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

Site system server

MP_Framework.log

Records the activities of the core management point and client framework components.

Site system server

MP_GetAuth.log

Records client authorization activity.

Site system server

MP_GetPolicy.log

Records policy request activity from client computers.

Site system server

MP_Hinv.log

Records details about the conversion of XML hardware inventory records from clients and the copy of those files to the site server.

Site system server

MP_Location.log

Records location request and reply activity from clients.

Site system server

MP_OOBMgr.log

Records the management point activities related to receiving OTP from a client.

Site system server

MP_Policy.log

Records policy communication.

Site system server

MP_Relay.log

Records the transfer of files that are collected from the client.

Site system server

MP_Retry.log

Records the hardware inventory retry processes.

Site system server

MP_Sinv.log

Records details about the conversion of XML software inventory records from clients and the copy of those files to the site server.

Site system server

MP_SinvCollFile.log

Records details about file collection.

Site system server

MP_Status.log

Records details about the conversion of XML.svf status message files from clients and the copy of those files to the site server.

Site system server

mpcontrol.log

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

Site server

mpfdm.log

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

Site system server

mpMSI.log

Records details of about the management point installation.

Site server

MPSetup.log

Records the management point installation wrapper process.

Site server

he following table lists the log files that contain information related to the software update point.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

objreplmgr.log

Records details about the replication of software updates notification files from a parent to child sites.

Site server

PatchDownloader.log

Records details about the process of downloading software updates from the update source to the download destination on the site server.

The computer hosting the Configuration Manager console from which downloads are initiated

ruleengine.log

Records details about automatic deployment rules for the identification, content download, and software update group and deployment creation.

Site server

SUPSetup.log

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

Site system server

WCM.log

Records details about the software update point configuration and connections to the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server for subscribed update categories, classifications, and languages.

Site server that connects to the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server

WSUSCtrl.log

Records details about the configuration, database connectivity, and health of the WSUS server for the site.

Site system server

wsyncmgr.log

Records details about the software updates synchronization process.

Site system server

WUSSyncXML.log

Records details about the Inventory Tool for the Microsoft Updates synchronization process.

The client computer configured as the synchronization host for the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates.

The following sections list log files related to the different functions in Configuration Manager.

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to Application Management.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

AppIntentEval.log

Records details about the current and intended state of applications, their applicability, whether requirements were met, deployment types, and dependencies.

Client

AppDiscovery.log

Records details about the discovery or detection of applications on client computers. 

Client

AppEnforce.log

Records details about enforcement actions (install and uninstall) taken for applications on the client.

Client

awebsctl.log

Records the monitoring activities for the Application Catalog web service point site system role.

Site system server

awebsvcMSI.log

Records detailed installation information for the Application Catalog web service point site system role.

Site system server

Ccmsdkprovider.log

Records the activities of the application management SDK.

Client

colleval.log

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

Site system server

ConfigMgrSoftwareCatalog.log

Records the activity of the Application Catalog, which includes its use of Silverlight.

Client

portlctl.log

Records the monitoring activities for the Application Catalog website point site system role.

Site system server

portlwebMSI.log

Records the MSI installation activity for the Application Catalog website role.

Site system server

PrestageContent.log

Records the details about the use of the ExtractContent.exe tool on a remote prestaged distribution point. This tool extracts content that has been exported to a file.

Site system server

ServicePortalWebService.log

Records the activity of the Application Catalog web service.

Site system server

ServicePortalWebSite.log

Records the activity of the Application Catalog website.

Site system server

SMSdpmon.log

Records details about the distribution point health monitoring scheduled task that is configured on a distribution point.

Site server

SoftwareCatalogUpdateEndpoint.log

Records the activities for managing the URL for the Application Catalog shown in Software Center.

Client

SoftwareCenterSystemTasks.log

Records the activities for Software Center prerequisite component validation.

Client


The following table lists the log files that contain information related to deploying packages and programs.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

colleval.log

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

Site server

execmgr.log

Records details about packages and task sequences that run.

Client

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to Asset Intelligence.

 

Log Name Description Computer with Log File

AssetAdvisor.log

Records the activities of Asset Intelligence inventory actions.

Client

aikbmgr.log

Records details about the processing of XML files from the inbox for updating the Asset Intelligence catalog.

Site server

AIUpdateSvc.log

Records the interaction of the Asset Intelligence synchronization point with SCO (System Center Online), the online web service.

Site system server

AIUSMSI.log

Records details about the installation of Asset Intelligence synchronization point site system role.

Site system server

AIUSSetup.log

Records details about the installation of Asset Intelligence synchronization point site system role.

Site system server

ManagedProvider.log

Records details about discovering software with an associated software identification tag. Also records activities relating to hardware inventory.

Site system server

MVLSImport.log

Records details about the processing of imported licensing files.

Site system server

The following table lists log files that contain information related to backup and recovery actions including site resets, and changes to the SMS Provider.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

ConfigMgrSetup.log

Records information about setup and recovery tasks when Configuration Manager recovers a site from backup.

Site server

Smsbkup.log

Records details about the site backup activity.

Site server

smssqlbkup.log

Records output from the site database backup process when SQL Server is installed on a different server than the site server.

Site database server

Smswriter.log

Records information about the state of the Configuration Manager VSS writer that is used by the backup process.

Site server

The following table lists the Configuration Manager log files that contain information related to certificate enrollment, which uses the certificate registration point and the Configuration Manager Policy Module on the server running Network Device Enrollment Service.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

Crp.log

Records the enrollment activities.

Certificate registration point

Crpctrl.log

Records the operational health of the certificate registration point.

Certificate registration point

Crpsetup.log

Records details about the installation and configuration of the certificate registration point.

Certificate registration point

Crpmsi.log

Records details about the installation and configuration of the certificate registration point.

Certificate registration point

NDESPlugin.log

Records the challenge verification and certificate enrollment activities.

Configuration Manager Policy Module and the Network Device Enrollment Service

In addition to the Configuration Manager log files, review the Windows Application logs in Event Viewer on the server running the Network Device Enrollment Service and the server hosting the certificate registration point. For example, look for messages from the NetworkDeviceEnrollmentService source. You can also use the following log files:

  • IIS log files for Network Device Enrollment Service: <path>\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\W3SVC1

  • IIS log files for the certificate registration point: <path>\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\W3SVC1

  • Network Device Enrollment Policy log file: mscep.log

    noteNote
    This file is located in the folder for the Network Device Enrollment Service account profile, for example, in C:\Users\SCEPSvc. For more information about how to enable logging for the Network Device Enrollment Service, see the Enable Logging section in the Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES) in Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) article on the TechNet wiki.

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to client notification.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

bgbmgr.log

Records details about the activities of the site server relating to client notification tasks and processing online and task status files.

Site server

BGBServer.log

Records the activities of the notification server such as client-server communications and pushing tasks to clients. Also records information about online and task status files generation to be sent to the site server.

Management point

BgbSetup.log

Records the activities of the notification server installation wrapper process during installation and uninstall.

Management point

bgbisapiMSI.log

Records details about the notification server installation and uninstall.

Management point

BgbHttpProxy.log

Records the activities of the notification HTTP proxy as it relays the messages of clients using HTTP to and from the notification server.

Client

CcmNotificationAgent.log

Records the activities of the notification agent such as client-server communication and information about tasks received and dispatched to other client agents.

Client

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to compliance settings and company resource access.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

CIAgent.log

Records details about the process of remediation and compliance for compliance settings, software updates, and application management.

Client

CITaskManager.log

Records information about configuration item task scheduling.

Client

DCMAgent.log

Records high-level information about the evaluation, conflict reporting, and remediation of configuration items and applications.

Client

DCMReporting.log

Records information about reporting policy platform results into state messages for configuration items.

Client

DcmWmiProvider.log

Records information about reading configuration item synclets from Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

Client

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to the Configuration Manager console.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

ConfigMgrAdminUISetup.log

Records the installation of the Configuration Manager console.

Computer that runs the Configuration Manager console

SmsAdminUI.log

Records information about the operation of the Configuration Manager console.

Computer that runs the Configuration Manager console

Smsprov.log

Records activities performed by the SMS Provider. Configuration Manager console activities use the SMS provider.

Site server or site system server

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to content management.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

For System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager only:

CloudDP-<guid>.log

Records details for a specific cloud-based distribution point, including information about storage and content access.

Site system server

CloudMgr.log

Records details about the provisioning of content, collecting storage and bandwidth statistics, and administrator initiated actions to stop or start the cloud service that runs a cloud-based distribution point.

Site system server

For System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager only:

DataTransferService.log

Records all BITS communication for policy or package access. This log is also used for content management by pull-distribution points.

A computer that is configured as a pull-distribution point

For System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager only:

PullDP.log

Records details about content that the pull-distribution point transfers from source distribution points.

A computer that is configured as a pull-distribution point

PrestageContent.log

Records the details about the use of the ExtractContent.exe tool on a remote prestaged distribution point. This tool extracts content that has been exported to a file.

Site system role

SMSdpmon.log

Records details about the distribution point health monitoring scheduled task that are configured on a distribution point.

Site system role

smsdpprov.log

Records details about the extraction of compressed files received from a primary site. This log is generated by the WMI Provider of the remote distribution point.

A distribution point computer that is not co-located with the site server.

he following table lists the log files that contain information related to Discovery.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

adsgdis.log

Records Active Directory Security Group Discovery actions.

Site server

adsysdis.log

Records Active Directory System Discovery actions.

Site server

adusrdis.log

Records Active Directory User Discovery actions.

Site server

ADForestDisc.Log

Records Active Directory Forest Discovery actions.

Site server

ddm.log

Records activities of the discovery data manager.

Site server

InventoryAgent.log

Records activities of hardware inventory, software inventory, and heartbeat discovery actions on the client.

Client

netdisc.log

Records Network Discovery actions.

Site server

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to Endpoint Protection.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

EndpointProtectionAgent.log

Records details about the installation of the Endpoint Protection client and the application of antimalware policy to that client.

Client

EPCtrlMgr.log

Records details about the synchronization of malware threat information from the Endpoint Protection role server into the Configuration Manager database.

Site system server

EPMgr.log

Monitors the status of the Endpoint Protection site system role.

Site system server

EPSetup.log

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

Site system server

For System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager only:

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to Extensions.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

AdminUI.ExtensionInstaller.log

Records information about the download of extensions from Microsoft, and the installation and uninstallation of all extensions.

The computer that runs the Configuration Manager console

FeatureExtensionInstaller.log

Records information about the installation and removal of individual extensions when they are enabled or disabled in the Configuration Manager console.

The computer that runs the Configuration Manager console

SmsAdminUI.log

Records Configuration Manager console activity.

The computer that runs the Configuration Manager console

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to processing inventory data.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

dataldr.log

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

Site server

invproc.log

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

Secondary site server

sinvproc.log

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

Site server

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to metering.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

mtrmgr.log

Monitors all software metering processes.

Site server

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to migration.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

migmctrl.log

Records information about migration actions that involve migration jobs, shared distribution points, and distribution point upgrades.

The top-level site in the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager hierarchy, and each child primary site

noteNote
In a multi-primary site hierarchy, use the log file created at the central administration site.

The following sections list the log files that contain information related to managing mobile devices .

The following table lists logs that contain information related to mobile device enrollment.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

DMPRP.log

Records communication between management points that are enabled for mobile devices and the management point endpoints.

Site system server

dmpmsi.log

Records the Windows Installer data for the configuration of a management point that is enabled for mobile devices.

Site system server

DMPSetup.log

Records the configuration of the management point when it is enabled for mobile devices.

Site system server

enrollsrvMSI.log

Records the Windows Installer data for the configuration of an enrollment point.

Site system server

enrollmentweb.log

Records communication between mobile devices and the enrollment proxy point.

Site system server

enrollwebMSI.log

Records the Windows Installer data for the configuration of an enrollment proxy point.

Site system server

enrollmentservice.log

Records communication between an enrollment proxy point and an enrollment point.

Site system server

SMS_DM.log

Records communication between mobile devices, Mac computers and the management point that is enabled for mobile devices and Mac computers.

Site system server

The following table lists logs that contain information related to the Exchange Server connector.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

easdisc.log

Records the activities and the status of the Exchange Server connector.

Site server

The following table lists logs that contain information related to the mobile device legacy client.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

DmCertEnroll.log

Records details about certificate enrollment data on mobile device legacy clients.

Client

DMCertResp.htm

Records the HTML response from the certificate server when the mobile device legacy client enroller program requests a PKI certificate.

Client

DmClientHealth.log

Records the GUIDs of all the mobile device legacy clients that communicate with the management point that is enabled for mobile devices.

Site system server

DmClientRegistration.log

Records registration requests and responses to and from mobile device legacy clients.

Site system server

DmClientSetup.log

Records client setup data for mobile device legacy clients.

Client

DmClientXfer.log

Records client transfer data for mobile device legacy clients and for ActiveSync deployments.

Client

DmCommonInstaller.log

Records client transfer file installation for configuring mobile device legacy client transfer files.

Client

DmInstaller.log

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

Client

DmpDatastore.log

Records all the site database connections and queries made by the management point that is enabled for mobile devices.

Site system server

DmpDiscovery.log

Records all the discovery data from the mobile device legacy clients on the management point that is enabled for mobile devices.

Site system server

DmpHardware.log

Records hardware inventory data from mobile device legacy clients on the management point that is enabled for mobile devices.

Site system server

DmpIsapi.log

Records mobile device legacy client communication with a management point that is enabled for mobile devices.

Site system server

dmpmsi.log

Records the Windows Installer data for the configuration of a management point that is enabled for mobile devices.

Site system server

DMPSetup.log

Records the configuration of the management point when it is enabled for mobile devices.

Site system server

DmpSoftware.log

Records software distribution data from mobile device legacy clients on a management point that is enabled for mobile devices.

Site system server

DmpStatus.log

Records status messages data from mobile device clients on a management point that is enabled for mobile devices.

Site system server

DmSvc.log

Records client communication from mobile device legacy clients with a management point that is enabled for mobile devices.

Client

FspIsapi.log

Records details about communications to the fallback status point from mobile device legacy clients and client computers.

Site system server

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to operating system deployment.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

CAS.log

Records details when distribution points are found for referenced content.

Client

ccmsetup.log

Records ccmsetup tasks for client setup, client upgrade, and client removal. Can be used to troubleshoot client installation problems.

Client

CreateTSMedia.log

Records details for task sequence media creation.

The computer that runs the Configuration Manager console

For System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager only:

DeployToVhd.log

Records details about the VHD creation and modification process

The computer that runs the Configuration Manager console

Dism.log

Records driver installation actions or update apply actions for offline servicing.

Site system server

Distmgr.log

Records details about the configuration of enabling a distribution point for PXE.

Site system server

DriverCatalog.log

Records details about device drivers that have been imported into the driver catalog.

Site system server

mcsisapi.log

Records information for multicast package transfer and client request responses.

Site system server

mcsexec.log

Records health check, namespace, session creation and certificate check actions.

Site system server

mcsmgr.log

Records changes to configuration, security mode and availability.

Site system server

mcsprv.log

Records multicast provider interaction with Windows Deployment Services (WDS).

Site system server

MCSSetup.log

Records details about multicast server role installation.

Site system server

MCSMSI.log

Records details about multicast server role installation.

Site system server

Mcsperf.log

Records details about multicast performance counter updates.

Site system server

MP_ClientIDManager.log

Records management point responses to the client ID requests task sequences initiated from PXE or boot media.

Site system server

MP_DriverManager.log

Records management point responses to Auto Apply Driver task sequence action requests.

Site system server

OfflineServicingMgr.log

Records details of offline servicing schedules and update apply actions on operating system .wim files.

Site system server

Setupact.log

Records details about Windows Sysprep and setup logs.

Client

Setupapi.log

Records details about Windows Sysprep and setup logs.

Client

Setuperr.log

Records details about Windows Sysprep and setup logs.

Client

smpisapi.log

Records details about the client state capture and restore actions, and threshold information.

Client

Smpmgr.log

Records details about the results of state migration point health checks and configuration changes.

Site system server

smpmsi.log

Records installation and configuration details about the state migration point.

Site system server

smpperf.log

Records the state migration point performance counter updates.

Site system server

smspxe.log

Records details about the responses to clients that PXE boot and details about the expansion of boot images and boot files.

Site system server

smssmpsetup.log

Records installation and configuration details about the state migration point.

Site system server

Smsts.log

Records task sequence activities.

Client

TSAgent.log

Records the outcome of task sequence dependencies before starting a task sequence.

Client

TaskSequenceProvider.log

Records details about task sequences when they are imported, exported, or edited.

Site system server

loadstate.log

Records details about the User State Migration Tool (USMT) and restoring user state data.

Client

scanstate.log

Records details about the User State Migration Tool (USMT) and capturing user state data.

Client

The following sections list the log files that contain information related to out of band management, for when you manage Intel AMT-based computers.

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to the out of band service point.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

amtopmgr.log

Records the activities of the out of band service point, which include the discovery of management controllers, provisioning, audit log control, and power control commands.

Out of band service point site system server

adctrl.log

Records details about managing Active Directory accounts that are used by out of band management.

Site server

ADService.log

Records details about account creation and security group details in Active Directory.

Site server

amtproxymgr.log

Records details about the activities of the site server relating to provisioning and sending instruction files to the out of band service point, which include the following:

  • Discovery of management controllers

  • AMT provisioning

  • Audit log control

  • Power control commands

This log file also records information about out of band management site replication.

Site server

amtspsetup.log

Records details about the installation of the out of band service point.

Out of band service point site system server

The following table lists the log files that contain information about the management activities on Intel AMT-based computers.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

oobmgmt.log

Records details about out of band management activities on AMT-based computers, which includes the AMT provisioning state of the management controller.

Client

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to the out of band management console.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

Oobconsole_<Machine Name>_<User Name>.log

Records details about running the out of band management console.

Computer that runs the out of band management console

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to power management.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

pwrmgmt.log

Records details about power management activities on the client computer, which include monitoring and the enforcement of settings by the Power Management Client Agent.

Client

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to remote control.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

CMRcViewer.log

Records details about the activity of the remote control viewer.

Located in the %temp% folder on the computer running the remote control viewer.

The following table lists the Configuration Manager log files that contain information related to reporting.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

srsrp.log

Records information about the activity and status of the reporting services point.

Site system server

srsrpMSI.log

Records detailed results of the reporting services point installation process from the MSI output.

Site system server

srsrpsetup.log

Records results of the reporting services point installation process.

Site system server

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to managing role-based administration.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

hman.log

Records information about site configuration changes, and the publishing of site information to Active Directory Domain Services.

Site server

SMSProv.log

Records WMI provider access to the site database.

Computer with the SMS Provider

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to software updates and Network Access Protection.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

ccmcca.log

Records details about 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.

Client

ccmperf.log

Records activities related to the maintenance and capture of data related to client performance counters.

Client

PatchDownloader.log

Records details about the process of downloading software updates from the update source to the download destination on the site server.

The computer hosting the Configuration Manager console from which downloads are initiated

PolicyEvaluator.log

Records details about the evaluation of policies on client computers, including policies from software updates.

Client

RebootCoordinator.log

Records details about the coordination of system restarts on client computers after software update installations.

Client

ScanAgent.log

Records details about scan requests for software updates, the WSUS location, and related actions.

Client

SdmAgent.log

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

This log file is shared with compliance settings.

Client

ServiceWindowManager.log

Records details about the evaluation of maintenance windows.

Client

smssha.log

The main log file for the Configuration Manager Network Access Protection client and it 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.

Client

Smsshv.log

This is the main log file for the System Health Validator point and records the basic operations of the System Health Validator service, such as the initialization progress.

Site system server

Smsshvadcacheclient.log

Records details about the retrieval of Configuration Manager health state references from Active Directory Domain Services.

Site system server

SmsSHVCacheStore.log

Records details 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.

Site system server

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: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMSSHV\Logging\@GLOBAL

Site system server

smsshvregistrysettings.log

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

Site system server

SMSSHVSetup.log

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

Site system server

SmsWusHandler.log

Records details about the scan process for the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates.

Client

StateMessage.log

Records details about software updates state messages that are created and sent to the management point.

Client

SUPSetup.log

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

Site system server

UpdatesDeployment.log

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

Client

UpdatesHandler.log

Records details about software update compliance scanning and about the download and installation of software updates on the client.

Client

UpdatesStore.log

Records details about compliance status for the software updates that were assessed during the compliance scan cycle.

Client

WCM.log

Records details about software update point configurations and connections to the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server for subscribed update categories, classifications, and languages.

Site server

WSUSCtrl.log

Records details about the configuration, database connectivity, and health of the WSUS server for the site.

Site system server

wsyncmgr.log

Records details about the software updates synchronization process.

Site server

WUAHandler.log

Records details about the Windows Update Agent on the client when it searches for software updates.

Client

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to using Wake on LAN.

noteNote
If you supplement Wake On LAN by using wake-up proxy in Configuration Manager SP1, this activity is logged on the client. For example, see CcmExec.log and SleepAgent_<domain>@SYSTEM_0.log in the Client Operations section of this topic.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

wolcmgr.log

Records details 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.

Site server

wolmgr.log

Records details about wake-up procedures, such as when to wake up deployments that are configured for Wake On LAN.

Site server

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to the Windows Intune connector.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

CertMgr.log

Records certificate and proxy account information.

Site server

CollEval.log

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

Primary site and central administration site

Cloudusersync.log

Records license enablement for users.

Computer with the Windows Intune connector

Dataldr.log

Records information about the processing of MIX files.

Site server

ddm.log

Records activities of the discovery data manager.

Site server

Distmgr.log

Records details about content distribution requests.

Top-level site server

Dmpdownloader.log

Records details on downloads from Microsoft Intune.

Computer with the Windows Intune connector

Dmpuploader.log

Records details for uploading database changes to Microsoft Intune.

Computer with the Windows Intune connector

hman.log

Records information about message forwarding.

Site server

objreplmgr.log

Records the processing of policy and assignment.

Primary site server

PolicyPV.log

Records policy generation of all policies.

Site server

outgoingcontentmanager.log

Records content uploaded to Microsoft Intune.

Computer with the Windows Intune connector

Sitecomp.log

Records details of connector role installation.

Site server

SmsAdminUI.log

Records Configuration Manager console activity.

Computer that runs the Configuration Manager console

Smsprov.log

Records activities performed by the SMS Provider. Configuration Manager console activities use the SMS Provider.

Computer with the SMS Provider

SrvBoot.log

Records details about the Widows Intune connector installer service.

Computer with the Windows Intune connector

Statesys.log 

Records the processing of mobile device management messages.

Primary site and central administration site

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to the Windows Update Agent.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

WindowsUpdate.log

Records details 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.

Client

The following table lists the log files that contain information related to the WSUS server.

 

Log name Description Computer with log file

Change.log

Records details about the WSUS server database information that has changed.

WSUS server

SoftwareDistribution.log

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

WSUS server

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