Before your hard drive is formatted and partitioned

X:\windows\temp\smstslog\

 

After your hard drive is partitioned formatted

X:\smstslog\ and then is in C:\_SMSTaskSequence\logs\smstslog\

 

Within Windows

Within Windows before the SCCM agent is installed:

C:\_SMSTaskSequence\logs\smstslog\

 

Within Windows after the SCCM agent installed:

C:\windows\system32\ccm\logs\smstslog\

 

When the Task Sequence completes on a x86

C:\windows\system32\ccm\logs\

For x64 Systems: C:\windows\SysWOW64\ccm\logs\    

 Just copy on to a network share

Net use M: \\networkshare

 Copy or xcopy X:\Windows\Temp\SMSTS.log \\networkshare

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Depending on the deployment phase, SMSTS.log will have the location shared in the following table:

Phase Location
Windows PE

(Before the hard disk are formatted)

x:\windows\temp\smstslog\smsts.log
Windows PE

(After the hard disk are formatted)

x:\smstslog\smsts.log and copied to c:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\Smstslog\smsts.log
Windows Operating System

(Before the SCCM client is installed)

c:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\Smstslog\smsts.log
Windows Operating System

(After the SCCM client is installed)

c:\windows\ccm\logs\Smstslog\smsts.log
Windows Operating System

(When the Task Sequence is complete)

c:\windows\ccm\logs\smsts.log

 

When a Task Sequence Deployment fails with an error, proceed as the following to extract the required log files:

Click on F8 when the Task Sequence fails to display the command prompt window.

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