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Log File Locations for Troubleshooting Essentials 2010

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

The following tables list the names and locations of System Center Essentials 2010 log files.

Essentials 2010 Log File Names and Locations

Setup

 

Log File Name

Description

Location

SetupSCE<#>.log:

Where <#> is an initial value of “0” and is incremented each time SetupSCE.exe is run.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\SCE\LOGS for Windows Server 2008

<%USERPROFILE%\LOCAL SETTINGS\Application Data>\SCE\LOGs for Windows Server 2003

SCESetupWizard.log

Only one instance of this file exists. Logging information is added to this file each time you run SetupSCE.exe.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\SCE\LOGS for Windows Server 2008

<%USERPROFILE%\LOCAL SETTINGS\Application Data>\SCE\LOGs for Windows Server 2003

WSUSPrereqCheck.xml

Contains the Windows Server Updated Services (WSUS) prerequisite check information.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\SCE\LOGS for Windows Server 2008

<%USERPROFILE%\LOCAL SETTINGS\Application Data>\SCE\LOGs for Windows Server 2003

SCEPrereqCheck.log

Contains Essentials 2010 prerequisite check information.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\SCE\LOGS for Windows Server 2008

<%USERPROFILE%\LOCAL SETTINGS\Application Data>\SCE\LOGs for Windows Server 2003

AdjustedWSUSPrereqCheck.xml

Contains WSUS prerequisite check information, modified for use in Essentials 2010.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\SCE\LOGS for Windows Server 2008

<%USERPROFILE%\LOCAL SETTINGS\Application Data>\SCE\LOGs for Windows Server 2003

FullPrereq.xml

Contains adjusted WSUS and Essentials 2010 prerequisite check information.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\SCE\LOGS for Windows Server 2008

<%USERPROFILE%\LOCAL SETTINGS\Application Data>\SCE\LOGs for Windows Server 2003

SCEMSI.log

Contains the Windows Installer logs for Essentials 2010 installation.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\SCE\LOGS for Windows Server 2008

<%USERPROFILE%\LOCAL SETTINGS\Application Data>\SCE\LOGs for Windows Server 2003

WSUSSetup.log 

A log file created by WSUS. WSUS also creates WSUSSetupmsi_x.log and WSUSCa_x.log files.

%TEMP%

If debugging WSUS, WSUSSetup.log WSUSSetupmsi_x.log and WSUSCa_x.log are required

ASPNETSetup_x.log

Log files created when WSUS registers ASP.NET settings.

%TEMP%

SQL Server Setup Logs

Where:<version> is the SQL Server version number.

%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\<version #>\Setup Bootstrap\Log\<timestamp_version>

VMM Logs

SCEVMMClient.log: Contains the Windows Installer logs for the VMM client installation.

SCEVMMServer.log: Contains the Windows Installer logs for the VMM server installation.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\SCE\LOGS for Windows Server 2008

<%USERPROFILE%\LOCAL SETTINGS\Application Data>\SCE\LOGs for Windows Server 2003

SCE_ReportingMSI.log

Contains the Windows Installer logs for the installation of Essentials 2010 Reporting.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\SCE\LOGS for Windows Server 2008

<%USERPROFILE%\LOCAL SETTINGS\Application Data>\SCE\LOGs for Windows Server 2003

Deployment and Configuration

 

Log File Name

Description

Location

SCECert[x].log

Log for OOBE/feature configuration.

%TEMP%

Software and Updates

 

Log File Name

Description

Location

Windowsupdate.log

Log off all Windows updates.

%Windir%\

Softwaredistribution.log

Log off all locally distributed software.

%ProgramFiles%\Updateservices

Other

 

Log File Name

Description

Location

Operations Manager

Event log for activities performed by Essentials 2010.

Applications and Services Logs in Event Viewer

VM Manager

Event log for activities performed by Essentials 2010 Virtualization Management technology

Applications and Services Logs in Event Viewer

See Also

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