different locations for smsts.log SCCM Task Sequence

are you looking for smsts.log file while running SCCM OSD Task sequence. smsts.log file will move on to different places when OS is deploying depending on the progress of the build and the architecture of the OS:.it cont sit in one place 🙂

Below lists the location of smsts.log while deploying the OS*:

-->Windows PE before HDD format: x:\windows\temp\smstslog\smsts.log

-->Windows PE after HDD format: x:\smstslog\smsts.log and copied to c:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\Smstslog\smsts.log

->After Windows OS deployed but before SCCM agent installed: c:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\Smstslog\smsts.log

-->Both Windows OS(x86) and SCCM agent installed: c:\windows\ccm\logs\Smstslog\smsts.log

-->Both Windows OS(x64) and SCCM agent installed: c:\windows\ccm\logs\Smstslog\smsts.log

-->After Task Sequence has finished running: c:\windows\ccm\logs\smsts.log

-->After Task Sequence has finished running (x64): c:\windows\ccm\logs\smsts.log

Now you should be able to find the smsts.log file depends on the status of your task sequence .

check out this blog here how to get the smsts.log when the TS fails in WinPE mode by pressing F8 http://eskonr.com/2009/12/how-to-view-the-smsts-log-and-other-log-files-when-pe-boot-fails-in-running-the-task-sequence/

Also take a look at the other sccm log files catagory type avilable here on http://blogs.msdn.com/lxchen/archive/2009/04/03/a-list-of-sccm-log-files.aspx.

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