Monday, August 22, 2016

Windows Deployment - Back to Basics - MDT/SCCM Logs Locations

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:

Timeframe Location
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

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