Unfortunately, the smsts.log can be stored in one of 7 locations, depending on the stage of the build and the architecture of the OS:

  • WindowsPE, before HDD format:
          x:windowstempsmstslogsmsts.log
  • WindowsPE, after HDD format:
          x:smstslogsmsts.log and copied to c:_SMSTaskSequenceLogsSmstslogsmsts.log
  • Full version windows, before SCCM agent installed:
          c:_SMSTaskSequenceLogsSmstslogsmsts.log
  • Full version windows, after SCCM agent installed:
          c:windowssystem32ccmlogsSmstslogsmsts.log
  • Full version x64 windows, after SCCM agent installed:
          c:windowssysWOW64ccmlogsSmstslogsmsts.log
  • After Task Sequence has finished running
          c:windowssystem32ccmlogssmsts.log
  • After Task Sequence has finished running(x64)
          c:windowssysWOW64ccmlogssmsts.log
 

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