Topic last updated—June 2008

The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R2.

Use the following procedures to manually configure client policy request logging on management points in your site and to make the log files available to client status reporting.

Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using the Registry Editor incorrectly.

To manually configure client policy request logging on management points

  1. Open the Windows Registry Editor on the Configuration Manager 2007 site server that hosts the management point on which you want to enable policy request logging.

  2. Locate the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/SMS/MP.

    On computers running 64-bit versions of Windows, this key is called HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Wow6432Node/Microsoft/SMS/MP.
  3. From the Registry Editor toolbar, click Edit, click New, and then click DWORD value.

  4. Enter LogPolicyRequests as the key name.

  5. Double-click the LogPolicyRequests key to open the Edit DWORD value dialog box.

  6. Enter a decimal value of 1 for the LogPolicyRequests key.

  7. Click OK.

  8. Close Windows Registry Editor.

    The policy request log file is created only after you configure client policy request logging on the management point. After logging is enabled, client computers will write to this log file as they request policy. You must wait for all client computers to request policy before client pulse will report complete results.

To manually make policy request files available to client status reporting

  1. Designate a share name to be used on all management points in the reporting scope.

  2. On each management point, manually share the folder <ConfigurationManagerInstallationPath>\Logs. Use the same designated share name for every management point.

  3. In the client status reporting installation folder on the client status reporting host system, edit the Settings.xml. file.

  4. Locate the <sMPShareName> entry in the file, and change this entry to read as follows:

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    <sMPShareName>share name</sMPShareName>

    Where <share name> is the name of the designated log file share.

  5. Save the Settings.xml file.

  6. Add Read permissions to the shared folder to allow access by the Client Status Reporting Service account.

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