One of the most important thins when creating a Windows Deployment process is to know exactly where to look at when something goes wrong.
Over the years, Microsoft got their logging a lot better and much easier to read for MDT and SCCM.
Although the improvments, it's not always clear where to find this log files that can make you save precious time when troubleshooting.
So, heres a very quick table guide where to find the log files:
|WindowsPE (before HDD format)||x:\windows\temp\smstslog\smsts.log|
|WindowsPE (after HDD Format)||x:\smstslog\smsts.log and copied to c:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\Smstslog\smsts.log|
|Windows (before SCCM Agent installed)||c:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\Smstslog\smsts.log|
|Windows (after SCCM Agent installed)||c:\windows\system32\ccm\logs\Smstslog\smsts.log|
|Windows x64 (after SCCM Agent installed)||c:\windows\sysWOW64\ccm\logs\Smstslog\smsts.log|
|After Task Sequence finish||c:\windows\system32\ccm\logs\smsts.log|
|After Task Sequence finish x64||c:\windows\sysWOW64\ccm\logs\smsts.log|