Johan Arwidmark put up a nice how-to for getting ahold of Trace64, the 64-bit version of Trace32, our favorite log file viewer.  We can’t all be like Wally and use Notepad Smile 

Read the full post here.

Trace64 is very useful to parse MDT and ConfigMgr log files… And until ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2 was released the core 64-bit version of Trace32 has only been available internally at Microsoft (officially).


So Microsoft indeed did release Trace64 with ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2, but where is it? If you search you only find trace32.exe… Well it’s hidden in the Trace32.exe and is extracted when you start Trace32.exe on a x64 machine. What’s the problem with that? Well, you can’t start it from a x64 WinPE which is missing WOW64.

The solution, get a copy of the extracted x64 binary. This is the trace32.exe process viewed in Process Explorer. Note the TRA184B.tmp file (may be named different on your system)