Management Reporter provides client and server logs to disk and to Windows Event Viewer so your IT support staff can analyse technical information and troubleshoot error messages. The logs display error messages about the system, such as building blocks that were not imported, and provide details and direction regarding errors that occur in the application. Log files can be viewed in Windows Event Viewer or in Windows Explorer.

To open log files in Windows Event Viewer, click Start> Control Panel> System and Security> Administrative Tools> Event Viewer. In the navigation pane, expand the Applications and Services Logsnode to locate Management Reporter log files.

In Windows Explorer, the log files are stored in the following location: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Management Reporter. If the AppDatafolder is not displayed, click Organisein Windows Explorer, select Folder and search options, and then click the Viewtab. In the Advanced settingssection of the Folder Optionswindow, select Show hidden files, folder, and drives, and then click OK.

Log files

The following log files are created on the client computer as a result of activity in Report Designer, Report Viewer, and the migration process on the client computer.

Log file



Report Designer

The Report Designer log file contains detailed information about errors encountered regarding the administration of users and of the reports you created.

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Management Reporter\ManagementReporterDesigner.log

Report Viewer

The Report Viewer log file contains detailed information about errors that occur as you are using the report viewer.

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Management Reporter\ManagementReporterViewer.log


The Management Reporter migration log file contains details about all migration stages and steps. This includes messages about errors that occurred during the migration process.

This log file is created only if you have migrated data from Microsoft FRx. For more information, see Migrating from Microsoft FRx to Management Reporter .

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Management Reporter\ManagementReporterMigration.log

Additional log files for the application service and process service are located on the server where Management Reporter is installed.