Fix for SMS Trace missing columns

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I had a problem with SMS Trace recently when review SCCM log files; it suddenly only displayed the “Log Text” column.  When reviewing the logs, it’s equally as useful to see the Date/Time column so that you can just glance at entries to see when they occurred without having to select every single line item.  Anyhow, trying to add the columns back through File > Preferences just didn’t get the job done.  In the end, the fix was to simply delete regkey HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Trace32.  After launching SMS Trace, the registry key was recreated and the columns returned…

3 thoughts on “Fix for SMS Trace missing columns

    Randy Nerbas said:
    November 26, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Thanks, Nick. This little annoyance began this morning so it was nice to get it resolved so quickly.

    Glen said:
    March 28, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Cheers! worked a treat.

    Louis said:
    July 8, 2014 at 6:06 am

    I moved the component column over to read something in the log text column and the was no column to return so thanks for the quick easy fix,

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