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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Creating Custom Alerts

Of course, one size never fits all. You can create a custom alert that adds alert information to reports and enables users to receive email notifications when the specified event occurs. The custom alert provides information about a specific event that has occurred, which will enable a system administrator to quickly correct a problem.

Creating an Alert for a Stopped Service

Creating an alert is a multistep process but not at all difficult. In this example, we’ll configure an alert to appear if the Remote Desktop Gateway service stops or fails to start.

Acquire a GUID

To create a custom alert, you need to first acquire a GUID (globally unique identifier) that will be assigned to the alert. By far the easiest way to get a GUID ...

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