Log files to troubleshoot ConfigMgr 2012 Client installation

These log files are useful to troubleshoot the errors with the configuration manager client.

Log files on server.

  • ccm.log – Client push installation log file.
  • chmgr.log – Client health manager log file.
  • cidm.log – Changes to the client settings by the Client Install Data Manager (CIDM).

Log files on client.

  • ccmsetup.log – Installation, client health, client upgrade and client removal. Very useful to troubleshoot client installation errors.
  • ccmrepair.log – Repeair activites by the client.
  • client.msi.log – Logs from the installation process of client.msi application.

Also check out this TechNet article for more information about log files sin System Center Configuration Manager 2012.

Anders Rødland

Anders Rødland started his IT career in 2006. My main focus is MS Configuration Manager and client management, and I currently hold active 15 Microsoft certifications. Certified on Windows Server, Windows Client, SQL, Exchange and System Center Configuration Manager. Anders Rødland also holds an ITIL Foundation certification. This is my private blog and do not represent my employer. I use this to share information that I find useful. Sharing is caring.