This quick post is about admitting that sometimes even I learn new stuff about MDT.
Since I usually do not setup MDT monitoring (I use dynamic logging most of the time), at a particular customer I did, since they wanted to track progress of their deployments.
Setting up monitoring is quite easy, enable the checkbox on your deployment share properties and add an additional property into your customsettings.ini:
figure 1.1: Enabling MDT Monitoring
figure 1.2: Monitoring property customsettings.ini
When this is done, for each machine that will be deployed through MDT, the MDT Monitoring service will create an event in your Application log, with information regarding when the deployment was started for a particular machine, when it has ended and if any error’s did occur.
figure 1.3: Eventviewer Application Log MDT entries
Thank a lot !
Very interesting discovery. Just tried it in my environment with some good result was achieved
Do you use Web service for Monitoring. Today I discovered interesting manual for setting it on https://technet.microsoft.com/ru-ru/library/dn744292.aspx#sec01 may be you know another good example for using it?
Hi Alexandr, thanks for your comment’s. No I have not (never) used the Web Service for monitoring. I’m going to do so just to find out what it can mean for me.
Keep you posted!
Rens, one more question
What means %Deployroot% in SLShareDynamicLogging
It meent c:\windows or something esle?
%DeployRoot% refers to your “.\DeploymentShare” folder, %ScriptRoot% refers to “.\DeploymentShare\Scripts” folder!
Just have tested dinamiclogging and it is totally amazing for troubleshooting! Thank you Rens!
You are welcome!