Planning to Monitor Migration Activity in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager


Updated: May 14, 2015

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1

With System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, you can monitor migration in the Configuration Manager console that connects to the destination hierarchy. In the Configuration Manager console in the Administration workspace, you can use the Migration node to monitor the progress and success of migration jobs. You can view summary information for each migration job that identifies objects that have migrated, those objects that have not yet migrated, and the number of objects that are excluded from a migration job. You will also see details about any migration problems.

View Migration Progress

To view the progress of a migration job, use any of the following actions:

  • In the Administration workspace of the Configuration Manager console, expand the Migration Jobs node, select a migration job, and then select the Objects in Job tab.

  • Use the Configuration Manager log files to review the migration progress or to identify any problems. Migration Manager is the Configuration Manager process that tracks migration actions and records these in the migmctrl.log file in the <InstallationPath>\LOGS folder on the site server.


    If a migration job fails, review the details in the migmctrl.log file as soon as possible. The migration log entries are continually added to the file and overwrite old details. If the entries are overwritten, you might not be able to identify whether any problems that you might encounter with the migrated objects relate to migration issues. Migration activity is logged at the top-level site of the hierarchy regardless of the site your Configuration Manager console connects to when you configure migration.

  • Use Configuration Manager reporting. Configuration Manager provides several built-in reports for migration, or you can edit those reports to fit your requirements. For more information about Configuration Manager reports, see Reporting in Configuration Manager.