OpsMgr 2012: My installation failed. What log files do I read and where can I find them?

With a few reports of installation failures of Operations Manager 2012 in the forums, I wanted to share a bit of important troubleshooting information –  where detailed logging of OpsMgr 2012 installation process can be found.

Log Location 
Logs are located in the %LocalAppData%\SCOM\Logs directory for the account under which installation was run. On a default installation on Windows 2008 R2, that would be c:\users\<UserName>\Appdata\Local\SCOM\Logs where <UserName> is the name of the account you used to run the installation.

Logs and Log Contents
The table below provides a brief description of log files and their contents.

Log Description
OpsMgrSetupWizard.log Reports activity and progress of setup wizard. (Detailed logging of specific features is available in logs listed below.)
SCOMPrereqCheck.log XML output of the prerequisite checker.
OMReporting.log Logs progress of installation of the reporting feature
OMConsole.log Verbose logging of installation of the Operations console
OMServer.log Verbose logging of installation of the mgmt server role
WebConsole.log Verbose logging of installation of the Web console
SetupX.log Detailed logging of installation progress (where X is 0 for first attempt and incremented once for each subsequent attempt). If you attempt to install multiple times, multiple files will exist…setup0.log, setup1.log, etc. etc.

Additional Resources
If you have not already downloaded the OpsMgr 2012 beta, it’s time to get started! Download the beta at http://www.microsoft.com/opsmgr For more information, tutorials and examples, see the resources below

5 thoughts on “OpsMgr 2012: My installation failed. What log files do I read and where can I find them?

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  2. Profile photo of Bryan HeathBryan Heath

    I was just searching for during my setup. I found them and the post around the same time. It was a great idea to publish this. I have all three logs side by side with OM Setup in CMtrace :)
    Now I can watch as the logs update during the install.

  3. Profile photo of Bryan HeathBryan Heath

    I was just searching for them during my setup. I found them and the post around the same time. It was a great idea to publish this. I have all three logs side by side with OM Setup in CMtrace :)
    Now I can watch as the logs update during the install.

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