I am using this wonderful suite for a number of different features, including the printer management as well as the program management through the snap-ins. I am curious about the client and what it interacts with ont eh server itself for deploying snap-ins. Does it interact with the apache service itself or some other process?
The reason I am asking is that I was hoping to use a splunk forwarder to take the logging information for this process (server-side) and forward to be ingested at the logging layer. Building reports about what software was installed on which desktops etc seemed natural and I know there is some reporting functionality built in. I was hoping to find out if and where these processes are logged on the server in order to use those logs to build reports. Am I looking at the apache logs basically? Is the snap-in deployment logged to a specific file or anywhere server-side?
I guess further to my question, if the snap-ins deployment/printers deployment works as I suspect it does, is there any chance the logging for these particular functions can be built out to a specific log with a bit more detail?