SCCM OS Deployment – How to monitor the Task Sequence

During the execution of a task sequence, you can monitor the progress in real time by looking at the report titled “History – Specific task sequence advertisements run on a specific computer”.

Note: Replace SCCMSERVER for the name of your server with the reporting role.

http://SCCMSERVER/SMSReporting_001/Reports.asp?ReportID=143

You can also reach this report by starting with the report titled “Status summary of a specific task sequence advertisement” and then drilling down.

http://SCCMSERVER/SMSReporting_001/Reports.asp?ReportID=145

In addition to the web reports the build process also creates log files locally on the computer. These are excellent for detailed troubleshooting. They start out in a “_SMSTaskSequence” folder in the root of the largest partition, but end up in the standard ConfigMgr client logs folder (C:WindowsSystem32CCMLogs on a 32-bit OS and C:WindowsSysWOW64CCMLogs on a 64-bit OS). The main log file is smsts.log, but there is also BDD.log and various ZTI*.log.

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4 comments on “SCCM OS Deployment – How to monitor the Task Sequence

  1. Do I have to turn something on on the sccm server for this to work? I can’t browse there. If I browse directly to http:// I get an IIS welcome page.

    1. Hey malte – Im in the middle of migrating from Joomla to WordPress and it looks like some articles didnt come across 100% – hence you only seeing one line.

      Give the page a refresh and you should see the whole article.

      Hope it helps.

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