How to enable Bootwiz logging for Ghost Solution Suite 3.x

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Ghost Solution Suite

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To enable bootwiz logging for Ghost Solution Suite 3.0:

 

For Ghost Solution Suite 3.x Console/Server:
  1. Ensure that Boot Disk Creator (bootwiz.exe) is closed.  These steps will not work if bootwiz is open or running in the background.
  2. Open Windows Explorer
  3. Browse to the Program Files (x86)\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server\Bootwiz folder.
  4. Copy the existing bootwiz.ini to a safe location.  This is to ensure a known good copy in the event the file is modified improperly.
  5. Open the original bootwiz.ini and scroll to the bottom of the file.
  6. In the [logfile] section at the bottom of the file there is an existing line 'file='
  7. Add an asterisk (*) immediately after the equals sign.
  8. Save and Close the file.
For Ghost Solution Suite 3.x Standard Tools:
  1. Ensure that Boot Disk Creator (bootwiz.exe) is closed.  These steps will not work if bootwiz is open or running in the background.
  2. Open Windows Explorer
  3. Browse to the Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Ghost\Bootwiz folder
  4. Copy the existing bootwiz.ini to a safe location.  This is to ensure a known good copy in the event the file is modified improperly.
  5. Open the original bootwiz.ini and scroll to the bottom of the file.
  6. In the [logfile] section at the bottom of the file there is an existing line 'file='
  7. Add an asterisk (*) immediately after the equals sign.
  8. Save and Close the file.


After making these changes, when Boot Disk Creator is launched, it will immediately begin logging to a file called bootwiz.log in the same folder as bootwiz.exe.  Each time the Boot Disk Creator is launched it will append the new log entries to the existing bootwiz.log.  If you would rather have Boot Disk Creator create a new file each time it is launched, open the bootwiz.ini and add a new line with append=r immediately below the file=* line as shown below.

[logfile]
file=bootwiz.log
append=r
Severity=d
Append=a
 
File value  is the location and name of the file
Severity values - i = Information, w = Warnings, e = Errors, d = Debug