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Configuration Manager – Where Are My Log Files?

By Joseph Yedid

For those new to System Center Configuration Manager (CM), finding log files can be a bit of a hassle, so here’s a brief guide to help you locate these files.

CM 2012

The site server log files are found here: <Install location>\Logs. In my case it is D:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs.

In general the site server’s preferred location for client log files is here: Drive:\Program Files\SMS_CCM\Logs.

For CM 2012 clients, the log file location will always be found in the same location, %windir%\CCM\Logs. In my case it is C:\Windows\CCM\Logs.

For a complete list of CM 2012 log files see:

Technical Reference for Log Files in Configuration Manager 2012

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh427342.aspx

CM 2007

The site server log files are found here: <Installed locations>\Logs. In my case it is D:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs.

In general the site server’s preferred location for client log files is here: Drive:\Program Files(x86)\SMS_CCM\Logs.

x64

Client operating systems (OS) will have client log files placed in this directory: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CCM\Logs.

x86

32-bit client operating systems (OS) will have client log files placed in this directory: C:\Windows\System32\CCM\Logs.

Here is a list of log files in CM 2007:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb892800.aspx

Where Are My Log Files