Enabling verbose logging in Specops Products

(Last updated on August 31, 2018)

All Specops components can enable verbose debug logging. This creates a detailed log about what the component does, including any error messages thrown by the component. Logging is enabled in the registry by setting a value of 1 on a desired component and requires a restart of the affected component in order to begin the logging process. Some components, like the Specops Setup Assistant, automatically create a debug log. All Specops logs can be viewed easily using Specops Logviewer which is available for free as part of the Specops Deploy package. In the event that there is an issue with your Specops product it is recommended that you enable debugging as Specops Product Services will require these logs in order to aid in the debugging process.

Windows and Specops Common logs

ComponentDebug Registry ValueDefault log path
Windows Userenv logHKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\UserEnvDebugLevel=65538%WINDIR%\Debug\UserMode\Userenv.log
Specops Setup AssistantAutomatically creates a log%USERPROFILE%\LocalSettings\Application Data\Specopssoft\SpecopsSetupAssistant.log
Specops Database InstallerAutomatically creates a log%USERPROFILE%\LocalSettings\Application Data\Specopssoft\SpecopsDatabaseInstaller.log

Specops Deploy

ComponentDebug Registry ValueDefault log path
Deploy ServerHKLM\Software\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsDeploy\ServerC:\SpecopsDeployServer.log
Control CenterHKLM\Software\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsDeploy\Control Center%USERPROFILE%\LocalSettings\Application Data\Specopssoft\SpecOpsDeployControlCenter.log
GPMC Snap-inHKLM\Software\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsDeploy\GPMC Snapin\%USERPROFILE%\LocalSettings\Application Data\Specopssoft\SpecOpsDeployGPMCSnapin.log
GP ProcessorHKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPExtentions\{A7A1D7A7-613D-4abf-8C6E-A427ADD2A200}\%WINDIR%\Debug\UserMode\SpecopsDeploy.log
Client-Side ExtensionHKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPExtentions\{A7A1D7A7-613D-4abf-8C6E-A427ADD2A200}\%WINDIR%\Debug\UserMode\SpecopsDeploy.log
Software UpdaterHKLM\Software\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsDeploy\ClientSideExtension\%USERPROFILE%\LocalSettings\Application Data\Specopssoft\SpecOpsDeployEndUserInterface.log

Specops Deploy / OS

ComponentDebug Registry ValueDefault log path
Image ServerHKLM\Software\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsDeploy\Image Server\C:\SpecopsDeployImageServer.log
Deployment ServerHKLM\Software\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsDeploy\Deployment Server\C:\SpecopsDeployDeploymentServer.log
Admin ToolHKLM\Software\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsDeploy\Admin Tools OS\C:\SpecopsDeployAdminToolsOS.log

Specops Inventory

ComponentDebug Registry ValueDefault log path
Inventory ServerHKLM\Software\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsInventory\GPMC Snapin\C:\SpecopsInventoryServer.log
GPMC Snap-inHKLM\Software\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsInventory\GPMC Snapin%USERPROFILE%\LocalSettings\Application Data\SpecopsSoft\SpecOpsInventoryGpmcSnapin.log
GP ProcessorHKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPExtensions\{FE2BBA00-7783-4602-BC8E-B7BBDEE72974}\%WINDIR%\Debug\UserMode\sogpinvcse-%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%.log
Client-Side ExtensionHKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPExtensions\{FE2BBA00-7783-4602-BC8E-B7BBDEE72974}\%WINDIR%\Debug\UserMode\SpecopsInventory.log
End user informationAutomatically creates a log%USERPROFILE%\LocalSettings\Application Data\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsInventoryEndUserInformation.log

Specops Password Policy

ComponentDebug Registry ValueDefault log path
Server SentinelHKLM\SOFTWARE\SpecopsSoft\Specops Password Policy\Filter%Windir%\Debug\SPP3FLT[LSASS].log
GPMC Snap-inHKLM\SOFTWARE\SpecopsSoft\Specops Password Policy\Administration\%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsPasswordPolicy2GpmcSnapIn.log
Domain Administration ToolHKLM\SOFTWARE\SpecopsSoft\Specops Password Policy\Administration\%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsPasswordPolicy3DomainAdministration.log

Specops Password Reset

ComponentDebug Registry ValueDefault log path
Reset Server ServiceHKLM\SOFTWARE\SpecopsSoft\Specops Password Reset\ServerC:\SpecopsPasswordResetServer.log
Reset Web SiteHKLM\SOFTWARE\SpecopsSoft\Specops Password Reset\Web\C:\SpecopsPasswordResetWeb.log
GPMC Snap-inHKLM\SOFTWARE\SpecopsSoft\Specops Password Reset\Administration%USERPROFILE%\LocalSettings\ApplicationData\SpecopsSoft\SpecopsPasswordReset.log

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