I was working with some log file recently (
C:\Windows\Logs\cbs\CBS.log to be precise, to troubleshoot an issue I am having on my laptop, which I hope to sort soon and write a blog post about). Initially I was opening the file in notepad but that isn’t a great way of going through log files. Then I remembered at work I use Trace32 from the SCCM 2007 Toolkit. So I downloaded it from Microsoft. Then I learnt Trace32’s been replaced with one called CMTrace in SCCM 2012 R2.
Here’s links to both the toolkits:
- System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit V2
- System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit
For the 2007 toolkit when installing choose the option to only install the Common Tools and skip the rest. That will install only Trace32 at
C:\Program Files (x86)\ConfigMgr 2007 Toolkit V2 (add this to your
PATH variable for ease of access).
For the 2012 R2 toolkit choose the option to install only the Client Tools and skip the rest. That will install CMTrace and a few other tools at
C:\Program Files (x86)\ConfigMgr 2012 Toolkit R2\ClientTools (add this too to your
That’s all! Happy troubleshooting!