Thursday, 13 October 2011

SCCM Log Files

1 Which are logs on client machine, which are frequently used.
Execmgr.log Records advertisements that run.
CcmExec.log Records activities of the client and the SMS Agent Host service.
LocationServices.log Finds management points and distribution points.

Client Log Files

The Configuration Manager 2007 client logs are located in one of the following locations:
  • On computers that serve as management points, the client logs are located in the %ProgramFiles%\SMS_CCM\Logs folder.
  • On all other computers, the client log files are located in the %Windir%\System32\CCM\Logs folder or the %Windir%\SysWOW64\CCM\Logs.
The following table lists and describes the client log files.
Log File Name Description
CAS.log Content Access service. Maintains the local package cache.
CcmExec.log Records activities of the client and the SMS Agent Host service.
CertificateMaintenance.log Maintains certificates for Active Directory directory service and management points.
ClientIDManagerStartup.log Creates and maintains the client GUID.
ClientLocation.log Site assignment tasks.
ContentTransferManager.log Schedules the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) or the Server Message Block (SMB) to download or to access SMS packages.
DataTransferService.log Records all BITS communication for policy or package access.
Execmgr.log Records advertisements that run.
FileBITS.log Records all SMB package access tasks.
Fsinvprovider.log (renamed to FileSystemFile.log in all SMS 2003 Service Packs) Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider for software inventory and file collection.
InventoryAgent.log Creates discovery data records (DDRs) and hardware and software inventory records.
LocationServices.log Finds management points and distribution points.
Mifprovider.log The WMI provider for .MIF files.
Mtrmgr.log Monitors all software metering processes.
PolicyAgent.log Requests policies by using the Data Transfer service.
PolicyAgentProvider.log Records policy changes.
PolicyEvaluator.log Records new policy settings.
RemoteControl.log Logs when the remote control component (WUSER32) starts.
Scheduler.log Records schedule tasks for all client operations.
Smscliui.log Records usage of the Systems Management tool in Control Panel.
StatusAgent.log Logs 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.)
Site Server Log Files
Most Configuration Manager 2007 site server log files are located in the <InstallationPath>\LOGS folder. Because Configuration Manager 2007 relies heavily on Internet Information Services (IIS), you can review the IIS log file for additional errors that relate to client access to the IIS server. The IIS log file is located in the %Windir%\System32\Logfiles\W3SVC1 folder on the IIS server.
The following table lists and describes the site server log files.

Log File Name Description
Adsgdis.log Records Active Directory Security Group Discovery actions.
Adsysgrp.log Records Active Directory System Group Discovery actions.
Adsysdis.log Records Active Directory System Discovery actions.
Adusrdis.log Records Active Directory User Discovery actions.
Ccm.log Client Configuration Manager tasks.
Cidm.log Records changes to the client settings by the Client Install Data Manager (CIDM).
Colleval.log Logs when collections are created, changed, and deleted by the Collection Evaluator.
Compsumm.log Records Component Status Summarizer tasks.
Cscnfsvc.log Records Courier Sender confirmation service tasks.
Dataldr.log Processes Management Information Format (MIF) files and hardware inventory in the Configuration Manager 2007 database.
Ddm.log Saves DDR information to the Configuration Manager 2007 database by the Discovery Data Manager.
Despool.log Records incoming site-to-site communication transfers.
Distmgr.log Records package creation, compression, delta replication, and information updates.
Hman.log Records site configuration changes, and publishes site information in Active Directory Domain Services.
Fspmgr.log Records activities of the fallback status point site system role.
Inboxast.log Records files that are moved from the management point to the corresponding SMS\INBOXES folder.
Inboxmgr.log Records file maintenance.
Invproc.log Records the processing of delta MIF files for the Dataloader component from client inventory files.
Mpcontrol.log Records the registration of the management point with WINS. Records the availability of the management point every 10 minutes.
Mpfdm.log Management point component that moves client files to the corresponding SMS\INBOXES folder.
MPMSI.log Management point .msi installation log.
MPSetup.log Records the management point installation wrapper process.
Netdisc.log Records Network Discovery actions.
Ntsvrdis.log Records NT Server Discovery.
Offermgr.log Records advertisement updates.
Offersum.log Records summarization of advertisement status messages.
Policypv.log Records updates to the client policies to reflect changes to client settings or advertisements.
Replmgr.log Records the replication of files between the site server components and the Scheduler component.
Rsetup.log Reporting point setup log.
Sched.log Records site-to-site job and package replication.
Sender.log Records files that are sent to other child and parent sites.
Sinvproc.log Records client software inventory data processing to the site database in Microsoft SQL Server.
Sitecomp.log Records maintenance of the installed site components.
Sitectrl.log Records site setting changes to the Sitectrl.ct0 file.
Sitestat.log Records the monitoring process of all site systems.
Smsdbmon.log Records database changes.
Smsexec.log Records processing of all site server component threads.
Smsprov.log Records WMI provider access to the site database.
Smsfspsetup.log Records messages generated by the installation of a fallback status point.
SMSReportingInstall.log Records the Reporting Point installation. This component starts the installation tasks and processes configuration changes.
Srvacct.log Records the maintenance of accounts when the site uses standard security.
Statmgr.log Writes all status messages to the database.
Swmproc.log Processes metering files and maintains settings.

The Admin UI log files are located in <InstallationPath>\AdminUI\. The following table lists and describes the Admin UI log files.
Log File Name Description
RepairWizard.log Records errors, warnings, and information about the process of running the Repair Wizard.
ResourceExplorer.log Records errors, warnings, and information about running the Resource Explorer.
SMSAdminUI.log Records the local Configuration Manager 2007 console tasks when you connect to Configuration Manager 2007 sites.

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