Video: MDT 2013 log files basics (bdd.log and smsts.log)

I wanted to share a quick video on how to find some basic log files in MDT (2012 and 2013).

Some Key takeaways

  • Start off looking for your bdd.log file.
  • You might also need to look at the smsts.log file:
  • Use the SLShare property to automatically copy the logs to a server file share.
  • When asking for help on the MDT TechNet Forms, copy the log files to a public site like OneDrive and share the link.
  • CMtrace.exeis your tool of choice for viewing log files.