Operators are accounts that can receive notification when an event occurs. These accounts are not linked directly to the user and login accounts that are defined on the server. They are basically aliases for people who need to receive notification based on job execution or alerts. Each operator can define one or more electronic means for notification, including email, pager, and the
NET SEND command.
To add a new operator, you expand the
SQL Server Agent node in the Object Explorer and right-click the
Operators node. Then you select New Operator from the right-click menu. Figure 13.7 shows the New Operator screen, with many of the fields populated for the creation of a new operator named