Most of us might wonder about the location of SMSTS.log during SCCM OSD. SMSTS.log is one of the important log file which will help you in troubleshooting installation issues of your Windows images.
When you notice that your task sequence fails, the first thing that you check is smsts.log file. While the TS sequence runs, you can open the smsts.log file by pressing F8 key. Type CMTrace and you can view the smsts.log file.
So the next question would be where is SMSTS.log file located ?. The smsts.log file changes it location depending on the phase of the operating system installation you are in. Below is a list of the locations depending on which you can locate the smsts.log file.
Location of SMSTS log during SCCM OSD
Here is info about location of smsts.log during SCCM OSD.
Note – To get the command prompt window you have to press F8 key during the OSD.
You can check for the below two locations for smsts.log file during OSD.
Before your hard drive is formatted and partitioned –
After HDD format –
and then copied to
You can check for the below three locations for smsts.log file after OSD and when the OS is installed.
Before SCCM agent installed –
If Windows OS is 32-bit, after SCCM agent installed –
If Windows OS is 64-bit, after SCCM agent installed –
You can check for the below two locations for smsts.log file after the task sequence is complete
If Windows OS is 32-bit, after Task Sequence has finished running –
If Windows OS is 64-bit, after Task Sequence has finished running –