Log Files in System Center 2012 - Unified Installer


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Unified Installer

It is possible in some System Center 2012 – Unified Installer scenarios that the deployment status will show a summary failure event and possibly a cryptic exit code. In these situations, you might have to look at the local installation logs of the application to determine the cause of a failure because the silent install might not return any errors or might not include details of the errors.

The following table shows where log files are found.


Log Location


\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft System Center 2012\Orchestrator\LOGS



Operations Manager


App Controller



\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\Data Protection Manager\DPMLogs

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager


Service Manager


Unified Installer

\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft System Center 2012\Unified Installer\LOGS