Where to find the right MDT 2010 logs

Each MDT 2010 script automatically creates log files during its execution. The names of these log files match the name of the script—for example, ZTIGather.wsf creates a log file named ZTIGather.log. Each script also updates a common master log file (BDD.log) that aggregates the contents of the log files that MDT 2010 scripts create. MDT 2010 log files reside in C:\MININT\SMSOSD\OSDLOGS during the deployment process. Depending on the type of deployment being conducted, the log files are moved at the completion of the deployment to either %WINDIR%\SMSOSD or %WINDIR%\TEMP\SMSOSD. For Lite Touch Installation (LTI) deployments, the logs start in C:\MININT\SMSOSD\OSDLogs. They end up in %WINDIR%\TEMP\DeploymentLogs when task sequence execution is complete.

MDT 2010 creates the following log files:

BDD.log: This is the aggregated MDT 2010 log file that is copied to a network location at the end of the deployment if you specify the SLShare property in the Customsettings.ini file.

LiteTouch.log: This file is created during LTI deployments. It resides in %WINDIR%\TEMP\DeploymentLogs unless you specify the /debug:true option.

Scriptname.log: This file is created by each MDT 2010 script. Scriptname represents the name of the script in question.

SMSTS.log: This file is created by the Task Sequencer and describes all Task Sequencer transactions. Depending on the deployment scenario, it may reside in %TEMP%, %WINDIR%\System32\ccm\logs, or C:\_SMSTaskSequence, or C:\SMSTSLog.

Wizard.log: The deployment wizards create and update this file. 

WPEinit.log: This file is created during the Windows PE initialization process and is useful for troubleshooting errors encountered while starting Windows PE.

DeploymentWorkbench_id.log: This log file is created in the %temp% folder when you specify a /debug when starting the Deployment Workbench.

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