This article discusses the procedure that you can use to create a log file that can help troubleshoot failures that may occur when creating MDS database.

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You can use the following procedure to enable the log file:

  1. Open the MDSConfigTool.exe.config file located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\Master Data Services\Configuration using notepad.exe.

  2. Uncomment the followin line in the file by removing the <!-- prefix characters and --> suffix characters on that line:
    <add name="LogFileListener" type="System.Diagnostics.TextWriterTraceListener" initializeData="MdsConfigManagerTrace.log" traceOutputOptions="DateTime" />

  3. Make sure switchValue is set to All.
    <source name="MDS" switchType="System.Diagnostics.SourceSwitch" switchValue="All">

  4. Try again to create the database.  Afterwards, open the MdsConfigManagerTrace.log that is saved to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\Master Data Services\Configuration and review the same for additional information regarding the failure.

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