So we are sometimes confronted with asking the basic questions...... what the heck is going on!!? One of the best places to start are the log files that are created. If we look at the basic Softgrid Components there are some core areas that we can look at and set options to log and debug the platforms. These components can help troubleshoot and identify the core problems.
So we wanted to give you a quick look at what they are!!
Virtual Application ServerSft-server.logDescription: Stores messages from the SoftGrid Virtual Application Server.Path: %ProgramFiles%\Softricity\SoftGrid Server\logsFor more information For mor information see KB 930871
MSI Logging During InstallationDescription: Used for troubleshooting the VAS installation.Path: Set with switchmsiexec.exe /i "SoftGrid Virtual Application Server(TM).msi" /Lv* c:\mylog.txtFor more information see KB 931258
Management Console LoggingDescription: Logs errors that occur within the SoftGrid Management Console.Path: C:\Program Files\Softricity\SoftGrid Management Console\sftmmc.logMust be enabled manually in Registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Softricity\SoftGrid Management Console\LogLevel = 0x1For more information see KB 930846
ClientSftlog.txtDescription: The main log used for troubleshooting on the SoftGrid client PC.Path: WD - %ProgramFiles%\Softricity\SoftGrid for Windows Desktops TS - %ProgramFiles%\Softricity\SoftGrid for Terminal ServersFor more information see KB 931803 (4.x)For more information see KB 931585 (3.x)
MDO (Minimal Disconnected Operation) Log FileDescription: Records application launches, application shutdowns, launch failures, and Minimal Disconnected Operation (MDO) mode entrances and exits.Path: Specified in RegistryHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Softricity\SoftGridClient\CurrentVersion\Configuration\LaunchRecordLogPath (REG_SZ)For more information see KB 931252
NTA Log Description: Used for troubleshooting Network Transport errors.Path: WD - %ProgramFiles%\Softricity\SoftGrid for Windows Desktops\sftnta.txtTS - %ProgramFiles%\Softricity\SoftGrid for Terminal Servers\sftnta.txtFor more information see KB 931586
SequencerSft-seq-log.txtDescription: The main log file for logging on the sequencer.Path: %ProgramFiles%\Softricity\SoftGrid Sequencer\Logs
Sftrbt.txtDescription: Stores the actions taken during the reboot processing.Path: %ProgramFiles%\Softricity\SoftGrid Sequencer\Logs
SFTCallBack.txtDescription: Records all process starts and stops seen by SystemGuard.Path: %ProgramFiles%\Softricity\SoftGrid Sequencer\Logs
Filter.logDescription: A binary log that stores file activity during sequencing.Path: %ProgramFiles%\Softricity\SoftGrid Sequencer\Logs
Files.txtDescription: Logs all files in the VFS. It must be enabled by setting HKLM\Software\Softricity\SoftGridSequencer\CurrentVersion\Configuration\FileManifest to “1”. (REG_DWORD)Path: %ProgramFiles%\Softricity\SoftGrid Sequencer\Logs
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