Logs

Task Sequence Log file locations

  • Windows PE
    • %temp%\smstslog
  • Pre Client initialization (during sysprep)
    • C:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\
  • Post Client initialization
    • %windir%\ccm\logs\smstslog
  • When complete located with client logs
    • %windir%\ccm\logs

WinPE

wpeinit.log

  • Location
    • %windir%\system32\wpeinit.log
  • Show the driver initialization of the Windows PE environment
  • Will list pnpid of missing network adapters if windows could not install NIC drivers

smsts.log

  • Location
    • task sequence logging location
  • Full task sequence logging
  • File is automatically aged based on size and only 1 history file is kept

registration.log

  • Location
    • task sequence logging location
  • Registration screen log file
  • Contains verbose logging details no present in registration screen user visible log

IPCMPEPreOSScript.log

  • Location
    • task sequence logging location
  • Logging information about the tasks equence step IPCMPEPreOSSCRIPT
  • IPCM script designed to run in Windows PE before the OS is applied

IPCMPEPostOSScript.log

  • Location
    • task sequence logging location
  • Logging information about the tasks equence step IPCMPEPostOSSCRIPT
  • IPCM script designed to run in windows PE after the OS is applied

Sysprep Log

netsetup.log

  • location
    • %windir%\debug\netsetup.log
  • contains information about sysprep domain joining the machine

setupact.log

  • location
    • %windir%\panther\setupact.log
  • log file for sysprep
  • errors are summarized in %windir%\panther\setuperr.log

OS Logs

IPCMOSScript.log

  • location
    • task sequence logging location
  • IPCM Image Customization task sequence step
  • IPCM Script designed to run inside of windows before task sequence completes

Windows 6.x Setup logs

Configuration Manager Client Logs

User State Migration Logs

  • Loadstate.log
    • Log file for the restore user state process
  • scanstate.log
    • Log file for the capture user state process

Software Distribution Logs

cu_install_software name.log

  • location
    • running users %temp% folder
    • if a user clicked cu_install.vbs then it is in their tempory directory
    • if sccm initiated the install then it will be located in c:\windows\temp
  • Logging information from a cu_install script

cu_install_softare name_msi.log

  • location
    • running users %temp% folder
    • if a user clicked cu_install.vbs then it is in their tempory directory
    • if sccm initiated the install then it will be located in c:\windows\temp
  • Additional logging produced by an msi installer
  • Will not be available for all install packages

Full Operating system deployment log overview from technet

List of all Log Files in Configuration Manager 2012