December 10 2012

Enabling verbose logging on SCCM server

I’ve needed to do this a number of times in the past for SCCM 2007, the process is similar for SCCM 2012. Note that this is verbose logging for server components – it’s nothing to do with the SCCM client side.  In the registry of the server, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSMSCOMPONENTS and then find the component that you want to need to enable verbose logging for. Select that key and then find the DWORD “Verbose Logging” as shown below:

Update the DWORD “Verbose Logging” to one of the following values:

Default is value 0.

Value 0: Errors and key messages;
Value 1: Everything in value 0 and Warnings and more general information;
Value 2: Verbose (everything)

Then restart the ‘SMS Executive’ service on the server.

Give it a few minutes to start writing to the logs, then check the logs of the component you are interested in, for example:

ciamgr.log – SMS_CI_ASSIGNMENT_MANAGER
Colleval.log – SMS_COLLECTION_EVALUATOR
compsumm.log – SMS_COMPONENT_STATUS_SUMMARIZER
Dataldr.log – SMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADER
ddm.log – SMS_DISCOVERY_DATA_MANAGER
Distmgr.log – SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER
Hman.log – SMS_HIERARCHY_MANAGER
objreplmgr.log – SMS_OBJECT_REPLICATION_MANAGER
offermgr.log – SMS_OFFER_MANAGER
Offersum.log – SMS_OFFER_STATUS_SUMMARIZER
policypv.log – SMS_POLICY_PROVIDER
sinvproc.log – SMS_SOFTWARE_INVENTORY_PROCESSOR
Sitestat.log – SMS_SITE_SYSTEM_STATUS_SUMMARIZER
smsdbmon.log – SMS_DATABASE_NOTIFICATION_MONITOR
statesys.log – SMS_STATE_SYSTEM
Statmgr.log – SMS_STATUS_MANAGER
swmproc.log – SMS_SOFTWARE_METERING_PROCESSOR
wcm.log – SMS_WSUS_CONFIGURATION_MANAGER
wsyncmgr.log – SMS_WSUS_SYNC_MANAGER

The log should now hold a lot more information.

As I was writing this article, I came across another similar article that has a lot more detail in it, some it may be worth a look too – http://anoopcnair.com/2012/11/12/configmgr-sccm-how-to-turn-on-verbose-sql-nal-logging/

 



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Posted December 10, 2012 by danovich in category SMS / SCCM

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