The following list is a subset of the Windows Setup log files that are most useful for troubleshooting deployment issues. For more detailed information about Windows Vista Setup log files, see the Microsoft Support article Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Vista setup log file locations.

·     Netsetup.log. Resides in %WINDIR%\Debug; useful when troubleshooting domain join issues

·     Setupact.log. Resides in %WINDIR%\panther; lists installation actions and is useful when investigating failed installations

· Resides in %WINDIR%\inf; useful when investigating failed driver installations

·     Setuperr.log. Resides in %WINDIR%\panther; details errors that occurred during installation

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Operating System Logs