How To: Enable Debug Logging for ConfigMgr 2012 Admin Console

Sometimes you need to see a little more detail in the Admin Console log files. Here’s a quick post for how to enable debug logging on the ConfigMgr 2012 AdminConsole:

  1. From an administrator command prompt, open the following with Notepad: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\bin\Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.exe.config”
  2. Search for switchValue=”Error”, and change to switchValue=”Verbose” (as shown below), and save changes.
  3. Restart the admin console for debug logging to take effect.

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About Greg Ramsey
Greg Ramsey is a systems engineer specializing in global systems management for Dell IT. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from the Ohio State University and is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Greg coauthored SMS 2003 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, 2006), Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2009), Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2012), and Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook (Packt Publishing, 2012), and Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 Unleashed (Sams, 2012). Greg is cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group, and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group.

One Response to How To: Enable Debug Logging for ConfigMgr 2012 Admin Console

  1. Pingback: How To: Enable Debug Logging for an OS Deployment Task Sequence « Greg's Systems Management Blog

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