Using the SMS Tracer Utility
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The Microsoft Systems Management Server allows you to trace theactions performed by the SMS services. When tracing is enabled, eachservice makes log entries for actions that it performs or errors that itreceives in a log file. The log files are ASCII text and can be viewed witha text editor. However, SMS includes a Tracer utility that parses these logfiles and presents them in a clearer, more user-friendly manner than plaintext viewing. Tracer also allows interactive viewing of the SMS log filesas the services are writing to them.
There are currently two versions of this utility, TRACER.EXE andSMSTRACE.EXE
TRACER.EXE is a command line console-mode utility that reads changes madeto a text file in real time. This file is located in the PSSTOOL\<arch>directory on the SMS 1.0 and 1.1 CD-ROM. For SMS 1.2 it is located in theSUPPORT\DEBUG\<arch> directory on the CD-ROM.
Usage: tracer <path to one of the SMS log files>SMSTRACE.EXE is a graphical user interface (GUI) multiple documentinterface (MDI) version and is included in the SITE.SRV\<arch>.BINdirectory.
SMSTRACE.EXE allows you to customize the display by selecting options suchas columns, filtering, and ignore new lines. You can also Cut and Paste andPrint from SMSTRACE. SMSTRACE.EXE also allows viewing of several log filessimultaneously.
To install SMSTRACE as an icon in the SMS group:
- Open the Systems Management Server group windows.
- From the Program Manager File menu, select New.
- Choose New Program Item. For the Command Line, enter:<drive>:\sms\site.srv\<arch>.BIN\SMSTRACE.EXEFor the working directory, enter:<drive>:\sms\site.srv\<arch>.BIN
The following is a list of the log files and the names of the componentthat writes to them:
SMS Alerter ALERTER.LOGApplications Manager APPMAN.LOGBootstrap BOOT.LOG (in SMS root directory of Secondary Site Servers)Client Configuration Manager CLICFG.LOGInventory Dataloader DATALODR.LOGDespooler DESPOOL.LOGSite Hierarchy Manager HMAN.LOGInventory Agent INVAGENT.LOGInventory Processor INVPROC.LOGLAN Sender LANSEND.LOGRAS Sender RASSEND.LOGRAS Sender (asynchronous) RASSYNC.LOGRAS Sender (ISDN) RASISDN.LOGRAS Sender (X.25) RASX25.LOGSNA Sender SNASEND.LOGSNA Sender (Batch) SNABATCH.LOGSNA Sender (Interactive) SNAINTER.LOGSNA Receiver SNARECV.LOGMaintenance Manager MAINTMAN.LOGPackage Command Manager PACMAN.LOGSMS Scheduler SCHED.LOGSite Configuration Manager SCMAN.LOG (in root directory of SMS drive)Site Reporter SITEREP.LOGSMS Executive SMSEXEC.LOGSNMPTrap Filter TRAPFLTR.LOGSMS Administrator UI.LOGFor more information on tracing Systems Management Server services, pleaserefer to the Systems Management Server 1.0 or 1.1 "System Guide," AppendixJ. If you are running Systems Management Server 1.2, please refer to theSystems Management Server 1.2 Resource Kit.
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Article ID: 125452 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 11:01:18 - Revision: 2.2
Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.1 Standard Edition, Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2 Standard Edition
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