Troubleshooting OSD – Now where are those logs again?

When troubleshooting you’re OSD, it is always good to know those log locations. Here is a quick list of the smsts.log and it’s locations during the deployment:

  • WindowsPE, before HDD format: x:\windows\temp\smstslog\smsts.log
  • WindowsPE, after HDD format: x:\smstslog\smsts.log
  • Windows, SCCM agent not installed: c:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\Smstslog\smsts.log
  • Windows, SCCM agent installed: c:\windows\system32\ccm\logs\Smstslog\smsts.log
  • Windows x64, SCCM agent installed: c:\windows\sysWOW64\ccm\logs\Smstslog\smsts.log
  • Task Sequence completed: c:\windows\system32\ccm\logs\smsts.log
  • Task Sequence completed x64: c:\windows\sysWOW64\ccm\logs\smsts.log

Are you PXE booting?

Better have this log file in you favourites; \\DPServer\D$\SMS_DP$\sms\logs\SMSPXE.log. It records details about the responses to PXE boot clients and details about expansion of boot images and boot files.

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