Turn on the DebugLogging key on Configuration Manager clients and management points
This article describes how to turn on the
DebugLogging key on Configuration Manager clients and management points.
Original product version: Configuration Manager
Original KB number: 833417
When you troubleshoot issues on Configuration Manager clients or management points, you can turn on the
DebugLogging key on the computer where the issue occurs. As a result, the actions of Ccmexec are logged. A log of these actions can help to troubleshoot the issue.
DebugLogging works the same on the Configuration Manager clients and management points because they use the same Ccmexec framework and process name.
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Turn on the DebugLogging key
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To turn on the
DebugLogging key on the client or management point, follow these steps:
Stop the SMS Agent Host service.
Open Registry Editor, create the following subkey:
Add a new value under this key:
- Value name: Enabled
- Value: True
- DataType: REG_SZ
Restart the SMS Agent Host service.
Turn on the
DebugLogging key only for debugging purposes. Turn it off again when the issue is resolved by changing the value of Enabled to False.