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 SMS_CCMLogs folder. ·         On all other computers, the client log files are located in the %Windir%System32CCMLogs folder or the %Windir%SysWOW64CCMLogs.The following table lists and describes the client log files.

Log File Name Description
CAS 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.
Remctrl.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 Microsoft 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%System32logfilesW3SVC1 folder on the IIS server. The following table lists and describes the site server log files.

Log File Name Description
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.
Inboxast.log Records files that are moved from the management point to the corresponding SMSINBOXES 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 SMSINBOXES folder.
MPMSI.log Management point .msi installation log.
MPSetup.log Records the management point installation wrapper process.
Ntsvrdis.log Configuration Manager 2007 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.
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.

Management Point Log Files

If management points are installed in the site hierarchy, management point log files are stored in the SMS_CCMLOGS folder on the management point computer. The following table lists and describes the management point log files.

Log File Name Description
MP_Ddr.log Records the conversion of XML.ddr records from clients, and copies them to the site server.
MP_GetAuth.log Records the status of the site management points.
MP_GetPolicy.log Records policy information.
MP_Hinv.log Converts XML hardware inventory records from clients and copies the files to the site server.
MP_Location.log Records location manager tasks.
MP_Policy.log Records policy communication.
MP_Relay.log Copies files that are collected from the client.
MP_Retry.log Records the hardware inventory retry processes.
MP_Sinv.log Converts XML hardware inventory records from clients and copies them to the site server.
MP_Status.log Converts XML.svf status message files from clients and copies them to the site server.

Mobile Device Management Log Files

If mobile device management is enabled in the site hierarchy, mobile device management point log files are generally stored in the <ConfigMgrInstallPath>LOGS folder on the mobile device management point computer. The following table lists and describes the mobile device management point log files.

Mobile Device Management Point Logs

Log File Name Description
DmClientHealth.log Records the GUIDs of all the mobile device clients that are communicating with the Device Management Point.
DmClientRegistration.log Records registration requests from and responses to the mobile device client in Native mode.
DmpDatastore.log Records all the site database connections and queries made by the Device Management Point.
DmpDiscovery.log Records all the discovery data from the mobile device clients on the Device Management Point.
DmpFileCollection.log Records mobile device file collection data from mobile device clients on the Device Management Point.
DmpHardware.log Records hardware inventory data from mobile device clients on the Device Management Point.
DmpIsapi.log Records mobile device communication data from device clients on the Device Management Point.
dmpMSI.log Records the MSI data for Device Management Point setup.
DMPSetup.log Records the mobile device management setup process.
DmpSoftware.log Records mobile device software distribution data from mobile device clients on the Device Management Point.
DmpStatus.log Records mobile device status messages data from mobile device clients on the Device Management Point.
FspIsapi.log Records Fallback Status Point communication data from mobile device clients and client computers on the Fallback Status Point.

Mobile Device Management Client Logs

For the locations of log files on managed mobile devices and on computers that are used to deploy the mobile device client, see How to Configure Logging for Windows Mobile and Windows CE Devices. The following table lists and describes the mobile device management client log files.

Log File Name Description
DmCertEnroll.log Records certificate enrollment data on mobile device clients.
DMCertResp.htm (in temp) Records HTML response from the certificate server when the mobile device Enroller program requests a client authentication certificate on mobile device clients.
DmClientSetup.log Records client setup data on mobile device clients.
DmClientXfer.log Records client transfer data for Windows Mobile Device Center and ActiveSync deployments.
DmCommonInstaller.log Records client transfer file installation for setting up mobile device client transfer files on client computers.
DmInstaller.log Records whether DMInstaller correctly calls DmClientSetup and whether DmClientSetup exits with success or failure on mobile device clients.
DmInvExtension.log Records Inventory Extension file installation for setting up Inventory Extension files on client computers.
DmSvc.log Records mobile device management service data on mobile device clients.

Operating System Deployment Log Files

The following table lists and describes the operating system deployment log files.

Log File Name Description
CCMSetup.log Provides information about client-based operating system actions.
CreateTSMedia.log Provides information about task sequence media when it is created. This log is generated on the computer running the Configuration Manager 2007 administrator console.
DriverCatalog.log Provides information about device drivers that have been imported into the driver catalog.
MP_ClientIDManager.log Provides information about the Configuration Manager 2007 management point when it responds to Configuration Manager 2007 client ID requests from boot media or PXE. This log is generated on the Configuration Manager 2007 management point.
MP_DriverManager.log Provides information about the Configuration Manager 2007 management point when it responds to a request from the Auto Apply Driver task sequence action. This log is generated on the Configuration Manager 2007 management point.
MP_Location.log Provides information about the Configuration Manager 2007 management point when it responds to request state store or release state store requests from the state migration point. This log is generated on the Configuration Manager 2007 management point.
Pxecontrol.log Provides information about the PXE Control Manager.
PXEMsi.log Provides information about the PXE service point and is generated when the PXE service point site server has been created.
PXESetup.log Provides information about the PXE service point and is generated when the PXE service point site server has been created.
Setupact.log Setupapi.log Setuperr.log Provide information about Windows Sysprep and setup logs.
SmpIsapi.log Provides information about the state migration point Configuration Manager 2007 client request responses.
Smpmgr.log Provides information about the results of state migration point health checks and configuration changes.
SmpMSI.log Provides information about the state migration point and is generated when the state migration point site server has been created.
Smsprov.log Provides information about the SMS provider.
Smspxe.log Provides information about the Configuration Manager 2007 PXE service point.
SMSSMPSetup.log Provides information about the state migration point and is generated when the state migration point site server has been created.
Smsts.log General location for all operating system deployment and task sequence log events.Log file location:·         If task sequence completes when running in the full operating system with a Configuration Manager 2007 client installed on the computer: <CCM Install Dir>logs·         If task sequence completes when running in the full operating system with no Configuration Manager 2007 client installed on the computer: %temp%SMSTSLOG·         If task sequence completes when running in WindowsPE: <largest fixed partition>SMSTSLOG

Note
<CCM Install Dir> is %windir%system32ccmlogs for most Configuration Manager 2007 clients and is <Configuration Manager 2007 installation drive>SMS_CCM for the Configuration Manager 2007 site server. For 64-bit operating systems, it is %windir%SysWOW64ccmlogs.
TaskSequenceProvider.log Provides information about task sequences when they are imported, exported, or edited.
USMT Log loadstate.log Provides information about the User State Migration Tool (USMT) regarding the restore of user state data.
USMT Log scanstate.log Provides information about the USMT regarding the capture of user state data.

Network Access Protection Log Files

By default, client log files related to Network Access Protection are found in %windir%CCMLogs. For client computers that are also management points, the log files are found in %ProgramFiles%SMS_CCMLogs.The following table lists and describes the Network Access Protection log files.

Log File Name Description
Ccmcca.log Logs the processing of compliance evaluation based on Configuration Manager NAP policy processing and contains the processing of remediation for each software update required for compliance.
CIAgent.log Tracks the process of remediation and compliance. However, the software updates log file, Updateshandler.log, provides more informative details on installing the software updates required for compliance.
locationservices.log Used by other Configuration Manager features (for example, information about the client’s assigned site) but also contains information specific to Network Access Protection when the client is in remediation. It records the names of the required remediation servers (management point, software update point, and distribution points that host content required for compliance), which are also sent in the client statement of health.
SDMAgent.log Shared with the Configuration Manager feature desired configuration management and contains the tracking process of remediation and compliance. However, the software updates log file, Updateshandler.log, provides more informative details about installing the software updates required for compliance.
SMSSha.log The main log file for the Configuration Manager Network Access Protection client and contains a merged statement of health information from the two Configuration Manager components: location services (LS) and the configuration compliance agent (CCA). This log file also contains information about the interactions between the Configuration Manager System Health Agent and the operating system NAP agent, and also between the Configuration Manager System Health Agent and both the configuration compliance agent and the location services. It provides information about whether the NAP agent successfully initialized, the statement of health data, and the statement of health response.

The System Health Validator point log files are located in %systemdrive%SMSSHVSMS_SHVLogs, and they are listed and described in the following table.

Log File Name Description
Ccmperf.log Contains information about the initialization of the System Health Validator point performance counters.
SmsSHV.log The main log file for the System Health Validator point; logs the basic operations of the System Health Validator service, such as the initialization progress.
SmsSHVADCacheClient.log Contains information about retrieving Configuration Manager health state references from Active Directory Domain Services.
SmsSHVCacheStore.log Contains information about the cache store used to hold the Configuration Manager NAP health state references retrieved from Active Directory Domain Services, such as reading from the store and purging entries from the local cache store file. The cache store is not configurable.
SmsSHVRegistrySettings.log Records any dynamic changes to the System Health Validator component configuration while the service is running.
SmsSHVQuarValidator.log Records client statement of health information and processing operations. To obtain full information, change the registry key LogLevel from 1 to 0 in the following location:HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftSMSSHVLogging@GLOBAL

Setup information for the System Health Validator point can be found in a setup log file, described in the following table, on the computer running the Network Policy Server.

Log File Name Description
<ConfigMgrInstallationPath>LogsSMSSHVSetup.log Records the success or failure (with failure reason) of installing the System Health Validator point.

Desired Configuration Management Log Files

By default, the Configuration Manager 2007 client computer log files are found in %windir%System32CCMLogs or in %windir%SysWOW64CCMLogs. For client computers that are also management points, the client log files are located in the SMS_CCMLogs folder. The following table lists and describes these log files.

Log File Name Description
ciagent.log Provides information about downloading, storing, and accessing assigned configuration baselines.
dcmagent.log Provides high-level information about the evaluation of assigned configuration baselines and desired configuration management processes.
discovery.log Provides detailed information about the Service Modeling Language (SML) processes.
sdmagent.log Provides information about downloading, storing, and accessing configuration item content.
sdmdiscagent.log Provides high-level information about the evaluation process for the objects and settings configured in the referenced configuration items.

Wake On LAN Log Files

The Configuration Manager 2007 site server log files related to Wake On LAN are located in the folder <ConfigMgrInstallationPath>Logs on the site server. There are no client-side log files for Wake On LAN. The following table lists and describes the Wake On LAN log files.

Log File Name Description
Wolmgr.log Contains information about wake-up procedures such as when to wake up advertisements or deployments that are configured for Wake On LAN.
WolCmgr.log Contains information about which clients need to be sent wake-up packets, the number of wake-up packets sent, and the number of wake-up packets retried.

Software Updates Site Server Log Files

The Configuration Manager 2007 site server log files are found, by default, in <InstallationPath>Logs. The following table lists and describes the software updates site server log files.

Log File Name Description
ciamgr.log Provides information about the addition, deletion, and modification of software update configuration items.
distmgr.log Provides information about the replication of software update deployment packages.
objreplmgr.log Provides information about the replication of software updates notification files from a parent to child sites.
PatchDownloader.log Provides information about the process for downloading software updates from the update source specified in the software updates metadata to the download destination on the site server.

Note
On 64-bit operating systems and on 32-bit operating systems with no Configuration Manager 2007 installed, PatchDownloader.log is created in the server logs directory. On 32-bit operating systems, if the Configuration Manager 2007 client is installed, PatchDownloader.log is created in the client logs directory.
replmgr.log Provides information about the process for replicating files between sites.
smsdbmon.log Provides information about when software update configuration items are inserted, updated, or deleted from the site server database and creates notification files for software updates components.
SUPSetup Provides information about the software update point installation. When the software update point installation completes, Installation was successful is written to this log file.
WCM.log Provides information about the software update point configuration and connecting to the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server for subscribed update categories, classifications, and languages.
WSUSCtrl.log Provides information about the configuration, database connectivity, and health of the WSUS server for the site.
wsyncmgr.log Provides information about the software updates synchronization process.

WSUS Server Log Files

By default, the log files for WSUS running on the software update point site system role are found in %ProgramFiles%Update ServicesLogFiles. The following table lists and describes the WSUS server log files.

Log File Name Description
Change.log Provides information about the WSUS server database information that has changed.
SoftwareDistribution.log Provides information about the software updates that are synchronized from the configured update source to the WSUS server database.

Software Updates Client Computer Log Files

By default, the Configuration Manager 2007 client computer log files are found in %windir%CCMLogs. For client computers that are also management points, the log files are found in %ProgramFiles%SMS_CCMLogs. The following table lists and describes the software updates client computer log files.

Log File Name Description
CAS.log Provides information about the process of downloading software updates to the local cache and cache management.
CIAgent.log Provides information about processing configuration items, including software updates.
LocationServices.log Provides information about the location of the WSUS server when a scan is initiated on the client.
PatchDownloader.log Provides information about the process for downloading software updates from the update source to the download destination on the site server. This log is only on the client computer configured as the synchronization host for the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates.
PolicyAgent.log Provides information about the process for downloading, compiling, and deleting policies on client computers.
PolicyEvaluator Provides information about the process for evaluating policies on client computers, including policies from software updates.
RebootCoordinator.log Provides information about the process for coordinating system restarts on client computers after software update installations.
ScanAgent.log Provides information about the scan requests for software updates, what tool is requested for the scan, the WSUS location, and so on.
ScanWrapper Provides information about the prerequisite checks and the scan process initialization for the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates on Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 clients.
SdmAgent.log Provides information about the process for verifying and decompressing packages that contain configuration item information for software updates.
ServiceWindowManager.log Provides information about the process for evaluating configured maintenance windows.
smscliUI.log Provides information about the Configuration Manager Control Panel user interactions, such as initiating a Software Updates Scan Cycle from the Configuration Manager Properties dialog box, opening the Program Download Monitor, and so on.
SmsWusHandler Provides information about the scan process for the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates on SMS 2003 client computers.
StateMessage.log Provides information about when software updates state messages are created and sent to the management point.
UpdatesDeployment.log Provides information about the deployment on the client, including software update activation, evaluation, and enforcement. Verbose logging shows additional information about the interaction with the client user interface.
UpdatesHandler.log Provides information about software update compliance scanning and about the download and installation of software updates on the client.
UpdatesStore.log Provides information about the compliance status for the software updates that were assessed during the compliance scan cycle.
WUAHandler.log Provides information about when the Windows Update Agent on the client searches for software updates.
WUSSyncXML.log Provides information about the Inventory Tool for the Microsoft Updates synchronization process. This log is only on the client computer configured as the synchronization host for the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates.

Windows Update Agent Log File

By default, the Windows Update Agent log file is found on the Configuration Manager Client computer in %windir%. The following table provides the log file name and description.

Log File Name Description
WindowsUpdate.log Provides information about when the Windows Update Agent connects to the WSUS server and retrieves the software updates for compliance assessment and whether there are updates to the agent components.


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