AWS Systems Manager
User Guide

View SSM Agent Logs on Windows Instances

SSM Agent writes information about executions, scheduled actions, errors, and health statuses to log files on each instance. You can view log files by manually connecting to an instance, or you can automatically send logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. For more information about sending logs to CloudWatch, see Monitoring AWS Systems Manager.

You can view SSM Agent log files on Windows instances in the following locations.

  • %PROGRAMDATA%\Amazon\SSM\Logs\amazon-ssm-agent.log

  • %PROGRAMDATA%\Amazon\SSM\Logs\errors.log

For information about enabling SSM Agent debug logging, see Enable SSM Agent Debug Logging.