Use SCCM CMTRACE like a Pro (Part 1)

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Still using Notepad to read SCCM logs ? I don’t belive you. As a good admin, you are using SCCM CMtrace to read your logs files but I still meetĀ lots of SCCM admins that don’t know these 2 features.

Click on Menu / Tool / Error Lookup.

This box translate a generic error in something you can understand.

Error 2 ?

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Error 5 ? Ok easy one.

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You get it…now go have fun converting those nasty errors !

The second one is the Merge feature. Even wonder to merge 2 logs file together when troubleshooting ? Well you can.

File / Open, select the logs you want and check the box “Merge selected files”.

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Now you’re a pro. 5G achievement unlock !


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Founder of System Center Dudes. Based in Montreal, Canada, Senior Microsoft SCCM Consultant, 5 times Enterprise Mobility MVP. Working in the industry since 1999. His specialization is designing, deploying and configuring SCCM, mass deployment of Windows operating systems, Office 365 and Intunes deployments.

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