System Center Configuration Manager Server and Client Logs Information

Here we will discuss System Center Configuration Manager Server and Client Logs Information.

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 SMS\INBOXES folder.
Inboxmgr.log Records file maintenance.
Invproc.log Records the processing of delta MIF files for the Data loader 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.
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.
Replmgr.log Records the replication of files between the site server components and the Scheduler component.
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.

SMSSHVSetup.log Records the success or failure (with failure reason) of installing the System Health Validator point.
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.

Client Side Logs

 

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.
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.)
Remctrl.log Logs when the remote control component (WUSER32) starts.

 

Admin Console Logs

 

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.

 

Server Side Management Point logs

 

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.

 

Server Side Patch Management logs

 

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.
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.

 

Server Side WSUS logs

 

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.

 

 

Client Side Patch Management logs

 

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.
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.
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.
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.

 

 

Client Side Windows Update Agent log

 

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.

 

Server Side Operating System Deployment logs

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.
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.
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.
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.

 

Client Side Operating System Deployment logs

 

CCMSetup.log Provides information about client-based operating system actions.
Smsts.log General location for all operating system deployment and task sequence log events.
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.

 

Wake on LAN logs

 

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.

Desired Configuration Management logs

 

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.

 

System Health Validator Point logs

 

Ccmperf.log Contains information about the initialization of the System Health Validator point performance counter
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:HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMSSHV\Logging\@GLOBAL

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