If you experience issues while evaluating Essentials 2010 Beta, please go to Forums or Microsoft Connect(if you are in TAP program) and report the issue. Please send the log files for the issue at scedata@microsoft.com. Log file details and locations associated with the feature area are listed below.

SETUP

Log Name

Description

Location

SetupSCE<#>.log:

 

Where <#> is an initial value of “0” and is incremented each time the Setup.exe is run.

%AppData%\Local
\SCE\LOGS for
Windows Server 2008

<LocalApplicationData> \SCE\LOGs for
Windows Server 2003

SCESetupWizard.log

There is only one instance of this file. Logging information is added to this file each time setup is run.

%AppData%\Local
\SCE\LOGS for
Windows Server 2008

<LocalApplicationData> \SCE\LOGs for
Windows Server 2003

WSUSPrereqCheck.xml:

Contains the Windows Server Updated Services (WSUS) prerequisite check information

%AppData%\Local
\SCE\LOGS for
Windows Server 2008

<LocalApplicationData> \SCE\LOGs for
Windows Server 2003

SCEPrereqCheck.xml: 

Contains the Essentials prerequisite check information.

%AppData%\Local
\SCE\LOGS for
Windows Server 2008

<LocalApplicationData> \SCE\LOGs for
Windows Server 2003

AdjustedWSUSPrereqCheck.xml

Contains the WSUS prerequisite check information, modified for use in Essentials

%AppData%\Local
\SCE\LOGS for
Windows Server 2008

<LocalApplicationData> \SCE\LOGs for
Windows Server 2003

FullPrereq.xml

Contains the Adjusted WSUS and Essentials prerequisite check information.

%AppData%\Local
\SCE\LOGS for
Windows Server 2008

<LocalApplicationData> \SCE\LOGs for
Windows Server 2003

SCEMSI.log

Contains the Windows Installer logs for the Essentials installation.

%AppData%\Local
\SCE\LOGS for
Windows Server 2008

<LocalApplicationData> \SCE\LOGs for
Windows Server 2003


WSUSSetup.log 

A log file created by WSUS. It will create WSUSSetupmsix.log and WSUSCa_x.log files

%temp%

If debugging WSUS is required, we will need WSUSSetup.log WSUSSetupmsi_x.log and WSUSCa_x.log


ASPNETSetup_x.log

WSUS registers some ASP.Net settings, so these files are created

%temp%


SCEx.log 

Log file for installing Operations Manager component of Essentials


%temp%
SCEReportingx.log log file for Essentials Reporting install %temp%
ServerSetup.txt Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) server setup log file

%PROGRAMDATA%\VMMLogs

ClientSetup.txt VMM client setup log file %PROGRAMDATA%\VMMLogs

SQL Server Setup Logs:

Where:<version> is the SQL Server version number.

%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\
<version #>\Setup Bootstrap\Log\
<timestamp_version

VMM Logs:

SCEVMMClient.log: Contains the Windows Installer logs with chainers for the SCVMM client installation.

SCEVMMServer.log: Contains the Windows Installer logs with chainers for the SCVMM server installation.


%AppData%\Local
\SCE\LOGS for
Windows Server 2008

<LocalApplicationData>
\SCE\LOGs for
Windows Server 2003

SCE_ReportingMSI.log Contains the Windows Installer logs for the Reporting installation

%AppData%\Local
\SCE\LOGS for
Windows Server 2008

<LocalApplicationData>
\SCE\LOGs for
Windows Server 2003

 

Deployment and Configuration

Log Name

Description

Location

SCECert[x].log

Log for OOBE/Feature Configuration

%TEMP%

Software and Updates

Log Name

Description

Location

windowsupdate.log

Updates log

%windir%\

softwaredistribution.log

For locally distributed content

%programfiles%\updateservices

General

Log Name

Description

Location

Operations Manager

Event log for activities performed by Essentials.

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