SCCM: Where is the SMSTS.log file located during OS Deployment
There are different kind of log files when it comes to Configuration Management troubleshooting process. Most of these files are located in the same folder every time you need them. If you are troubleshooting Operating System deployment issues, the file you always want to check, is the SMSTS.log. The file is moving from one location to the other depending on the phase of the deployment process you are.
SMSTS.log is no longer located under System32 or SysWOW for 64-bit devices. The below are the location to check during troubleshooting process.
|Windows PE (Before formatting the hard disk)||x:\windows\temp\smstslog\smsts.log|
|Windows PE (After formatting the hard disk)||x:\smstslog\smsts.log and copied to c:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\Smstslog\smsts.log|
|Windows Operating System (Before installing SCCM client)||c:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\Smstslog\smsts.log|
|Windows Operating System (After installing SCCM client)||c:\windows\ccm\logs\Smstslog\smsts.log|
|Windows Operating System (When Task Sequence is completed)||c:\windows\ccm\logs\smsts.log|