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Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook by Andreas Baumgarten, Samuel Erskine, Steven Beaumont

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Implementing logging in your Runbooks

Automating IT management processes often requires logging of results and changes to the environment. These requirements ensure there is an audit trail of changes as well as providing a troubleshooting aid. This recipe will describe how to log the output of a Runbook to comply with the auditing policies of an organization when automating.

There are a number of options available to you for logging in SCO 2012:

  • Write output data of a Runbook to a text file
  • Write output data of a Runbook to the Event Log of the Windows Server Operating System
  • Write output data of a Runbook to a SQL Server database

Writing data of a Runbook to a text file is described in Chapter 4, Creating Runbooks for Active Directory Tasks, in the ...

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