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BigFix Administration Tool (BESAdmin) log file paths

Question/Answer


Question

Where can I find the BigFix Administration Tool (BESAdmin) log files?

Answer

The BESAdmin log files contain information about product configuration issues, upgrade steps, database maintenance operations, and other tasks performed by the BigFix Administration Tool.

On Windows, there are two or more BESAdmin log files:
  • For each user that runs BESAdmin, there is a specific log file
    C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Local\BigFix\BESAdminDebugOut.txt
    For example: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\BigFix\BESAdminDebugOut.txt
  • When BESAdmin is invoked by a Fixlet (or run by the LocalSystem user), the log file is
    C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\BigFix\BESAdminDebugOut.txt

On Linux, there is a single log file
/var/log/BESAdminDebugOut.txt



Historical Number

406

Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Component: Not Applicable

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1506009

Modified date: 10 April 2019