The Complete (?) List of SBS Log Files

This topic comes up periodically – where are all of the SBS installation and debug logs?  This is the list that support has compiled internally.  There may be a few exclusions (and please, let me know if you know of any), but I believe that this is fairly complete at this point:


SBS Log File Default Locations

Name Log File Location
Add Distribution Group %sbsprogramdir%SupportAdd_distribution_group_wizard.log
Add Security Group %sbsprogramdir%Supportadd_security_group_wizard.log
Add Template Wizard %sbsprogramdir%Supportadd_template_wizard.log
Add User %sbsprogramdir%Supportadd_user_wizard.log
CEICW %sbsprogramdir%Supporticwlog.txt
Change Server IP Address %sbsprogramdir%Supportchangeiplog.txt
Change User Permissions %sbsprogramdir%SupportChange_user_permissions_wizard.log
Delete User %sbsprogramdir%SupportDelusr.log
Exchange 2003 SP1 %systemdrive%Exchange server setup progress.log
%userprofile%Local SettingsTempeventlog.txt
Fax Configuration %sbsprogramdir%Supportfaxcfg.log
ISA 2004  %sbsprogramdir%Supportsbsisa2k4setuplog.txt
%programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003Logserrorlog.txt
ISA_MSDE %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsISA_MSDE.log
ISA Firewall Logs %programfiles%Microsoft ISA ServerISALogsISALOG_yyyymmdd_FWS_nnn.mdf
ISA Web Proxy Logs %programfiles%Microsoft ISA ServerISALogsISALOG_yyyymmdd_WEB_nnn.mdf
ISA Message Screener Log %programfiles%Microsoft ISA ServerISALogsISALOG_yyyymmdd_EML_nnn.w3c
Monitoring Configuration %sbsprogramdir%SupportMCW.log
MSDE_SBSMonitoring Log %sbsprogramdir%supportMSDE_SBSMonitoring.log
SBS Monitoring Error Log %programfiles%Microsoft SQL ServerMSSQL$SBSMonitoringLOGerrorlog
Sharepoint Error Log %programfiles%Microsoft SQL ServerMSSQL$SharepointLOGerrorlog
Sharepoint Provisioning Log %sbsprogramdir%supportSTSProvisionLog.txt
Password Policy Wizard %sbsprogramdir%SupportPassPol.log
Remote Access %sbsprogramdir%Supportrraslog.txt
Rename User %sbsprogramdir%SupportRenUsr.log
SBS Backup Configuration %sbsprogramdir%SupportBackupWizard.log
SBS SP1 %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsErrorlog.txt and eventlog.txt
Set Up Computer %sbsprogramdir%Supportscw.log
Set Up Server %sbsprogramdir%Supportscw.log
Sharepoint SP1 (841876) %temp%Ohotfix
Windows 2003 SP1 %systemroot%svcpack.log
%systemroot%setupapi.log
IIS Logs %systemroot%system32LogFilesW3SVC1exyymmdd.log
Agrpdll.txt %sbsprogramdir%supportagrpdll.log
SBSMSI-Remote.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-Remote.log
SBSMSI-STS.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-STS.log
SBSMSI-ActiveSync.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-ActiveSync.log
SBSMSI-Admin.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-Admin.log
SBSMSI-Backup.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-Backup.log
SBSMSI-Clientsetup.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-Clientsetup.log
SBSMSI-ClientXP.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-ClientXP.log
SBSMSI-connectivity.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-connectivity.log
SBSMSI-Documents.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-Documents.log
SBSMSI-Fax.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-Fax.log
SBSMSI-Faxcfg.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-Faxcfg.log
SBSMSI-GPMC.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-GPMC.log
SBSMSI-ie60.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-ie60.log
SBSMSI-Licensing.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-Licensing.log
SBSMSI-Monitoring.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-Monitoring.log
SBSMSI-POP3.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-POP3.log
SBSMSI-Remote.log %programfiles%Microsoft IntegrationWindows Small Business Server 2003LogsSBSMSI-Remote.log
SQL Setup Log %systemroot%sqlstp.log
SQL SP Setup Log %systemroot%sqlsp.log
SBSMonitoring’s MSDE SP4 log %programfiles%Microsoft SQL ServerMSSQL$SBSMONITORINGLOG
ISA 2004’s MSDE SP4 log %programfiles%Microsoft SQL ServerMSSQL$MSFWLOG
SharePoint’s WSMDE SP4 log %programfiles%Microsoft SQL ServerMSSQL$SHAREPOINTLOG

 

 

Special thanks to Stephanie Doakes, Justin Crosby, and Rod White for helping compile this list.