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Essential Microsoft Operations Manager by Chris Fox

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Using the Console

To understand the flow of filter-building in the Operator console, consider the navigation of the Outlook 2003 interface. There are very strong similarities between navigating Outlook 2003 and building a data filter in the MOM 2005 Operator console.

Basically, the Outlook 2003 interface has four panes (see Figure 6-11) to navigate and access email, calendar, tasks, and other types of information. These panes serve the exact same purpose in Outlook 2003 as they do in the Operator console.

To access information in Outlook 2003, you select the type of information you want, such as email, calendar, contact, tasks, and so on, from the folder buttons (point 1 in Figure 6-11) in the navigation pane. For this example, the mail folder button has been selected. The contents of that folder are displayed in the upper portion of the navigation pane, which also drills down a little to the subcontents of the top-level folder (point 2 in Figure 6-11). The Example Folder is selected, which brings a listing of the contents of that folder into the results pane (point 3 in Figure 6-11).

The contents of the results pane change if a different folder is opened in the navigation pane. The details pane (point 4 in Figure 6-11) displays the contents of the email object that has the focus in the results pane.

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