Dell Command | Update Version 2.0 User's Guide

Activity Log

The activity log feature helps you view the updates installed on the system and track any failures or issues. The activity log generated in Dell Command | Update is classified into the following levels:
  • Normal — Normal messages are created in the log file when the Normal mode setting in Dell Command | Update is enabled. These messages provide high-level details about the updates.
  • Debug — Debug messages are created in the log file when the Debug mode setting in Dell Command | Update is enabled. These messages provide detailed information about the updates or errors.
The ActivityLog.xml, is stored as an XML formatted text file at the following locations on the system:
  • For systems with Microsoft Windows Vista and later operating systems — C:\ProgramData\Dell\CommandUpdate
The root element of the log contains the name of the product and the version installed on the system. The child elements under the root element are listed as follows:
Element Name Description
<level> Indicates the activity log level.
<timestamp> Indicates the timestamp when the log was created.
  • NOTE: The format of the timestamp is based on the settings in Dell Command | Update.
<source> Indicates the application operations.
  • NOTE: The format and content of the source is based on the settings in Dell Command | Update.
<message> Indicates the detailed information for the log entry.
  • NOTE: The format and content of the message is based on the settings in Dell Command | Update.
<trace> Indicates additional information for the log entry.
  • NOTE: The format and content of this element is based on the settings in Dell Command | Update.
<data> Indicates additional information for the log entry.
  • NOTE: The format and content of this element is based on the settings in Dell Command | Update.

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