How do I disable Verbose Logging for the ConfigMgr Administrator Console now I’ve finished troubleshooting my issue?


Disabling Verbose Logging in ConfigMgr 2007 (all versions) is virtually the reverse of enabling it:

  1. On the machine running the Administrator Console where you want to disable Verbose Logging close the Administrator Console if it is open.
  2. Navigate to the  “<InstallationPath>\AdminUI\bin” directory.
  3. Open “adminui.console.dll.config” in Notepad.
  4. Do a search for “SMS” which should take you to the line highlighted below:
<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″ ?>
        <sectionGroup name=”applicationSettings” type=”System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsGroup, System, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089″ >
            <section name=”Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.AdminConsole.Console.Properties.Settings” type=”System.Configuration.ClientSettingsSection, System, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089″ requirePermission=”false” />
      <source name=”SmsAdminUISnapIn” switchValue=”Verbose” >
          <add name=”Default” type=”System.Diagnostics.DefaultTraceListener”/>
          <add name=”SmsFileTrace” type=”Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.AdminConsole.SmsTraceListener.SmsTextWriterTraceListener, AdminUI.SmsTraceListener” initializeData=”SmsAdminUI.log”/>
  1. Change switchValue=”Verbose”  to switchValue=”Error”
  2. Load the Configuration Manager 2007 console.
  3. Navigate to the “<InstallationPath>\AdminUI\SMSAdminUI.log” file which should now only log “normal” activity.
  4. If you no longer need the log files generated by Verbose Logging delete them, just make sure you don’t delete the following:
    • RepairWizard.log
    • ResourceExplorer.log
    • SMSAdminUI.log