Still using Notepad to read SCCM logs files ? I don’t belive you. As a good admin, you are using SCCM CMtrace to read your logs files but I still meet lots of SCCM admins that don’t know these 2 features. We’ll show you a couple of SCCM cmtrace tips.
In SCCM, client and site server components record process information in individual log files. You can use the information in these log files to help you troubleshoot issues that might occur. By default, SCCM enables logging for client and server components.
For more general information about log files in Configuration Manager, see About log files. That article includes information on the tools to use, how to configure the logs, and where to find them.
Click on Menu / Tool / Error Lookup.
This box translate a generic error in something you can understand.
Error 2 ?
Error 5 ? Ok easy one.
You get it…now go have fun converting those nasty errors !
The second sccm cmtrace tips is the Merge feature. Even wonder to merge 2 logs file together when troubleshooting ? Well you can.
File / Open, select the logs you want and check the box “Merge selected files”.
Now you’re a pro. 5G achievement unlock !
Founder of System Center Dudes. Based in Montreal, Canada, Senior Microsoft SCCM Consultant, 5 times Enterprise Mobility MVP. Working in the industry since 1999. His specialization is designing, deploying and configuring SCCM, mass deployment of Windows operating systems, Office 365 and Intunes deployments.