Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
Orchestrator can create trace log messages on the management server to help you identify problems in the environment. By default, trace log messages are only written when there is an exception in the Orchestrator Management Service, but you can increase this level of logging by modifying a registry setting. Trace log files are available in directories for each Orchestrator feature under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft System Center 2012\Orchestrator. You can change these log locations by changing the registry values for the different features.
The C:\ProgramData directory is often a hidden system folder.
Trace log settings are configured with registry values under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\SystemCenter2012\Orchestrator\TraceLogger. Each of the Orchestrator services has a set of registry values as shown in the following table.
Audit Trail tool
Data Store Configuration Utility
Permissions Configuration tool
Runbooks and activities
Runbook Server Monitor
The following table shows the values that are under each key. Modify these values as appropriate to change the logging details for that feature.
Registry value name
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft System Center 2012\Orchestrator\ManagementService.exe\Logs
Location where trace logs are stored.
Level of detail of information that is logged. Possible values are in the table below.
Prefix of the log file name. This prefix is followed by the date and time when the log file is created.
Number of seconds until a new log file is created.
The following table provides the possible values that you can use for the log level.
Exception detail only. This is the default setting.
Exception detail with warnings and errors.