Here’s a simple tip to know which SCCM server logs files to check if you want to dig an error returned by an SCCM Component.
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, Configuration Manager enables logging for client and server components.
In the SCCM Console, Navigate to : Monitoring/System Status/Component Status
For this article we’ll assume that the SMS_Database_Notification _Monitor is giving an error (sorry my site is clean !)
You can simply go on the component, right-click, Show messages and select all
Although useful, this won’t gives you all the detail you need to fix the error. You’ll have to check the logs in your SCCMLogs folder. Ok…. but which one.
This is where CM Service Manager can show you and here’s how to do that
Click the Start icon on the Ribbon and select Configuration Manager Service Manager
This will bring you in the Service Manager. Expand your Site Code and expand Components
Right click the SMS_Database_Notification_Monitor and select Logging
At the end of Log File Name you’ll find the log you’re looking for.
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