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How to Enable an E-Mail Notification Channel

Enabling a notification channel is the first step in configuring notification for Operations Manager 2007. This topic defines how to use the Operations Manager 2007 console to configure an e-mail notification channel including steps on editing the format of message content. This topic also contains a procedure that creates and configures the notification action account that is used by Operations Manager to send notifications.

How to enable an e-mail notification channel

  1. Log on to the computer with a user account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrator role for the Operations Manager 2007 Management Group.

  2. In the Operations Console, click the Administration button.

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    When you run the Operations Console on a computer that is not a Management Server, the Connect To Server dialog box displays. In the Server name text box, type the name of the Operations Manager 2007 Management Server that you want the Operations Console to connect to.

  3. In the Administration pane, click Settings. In the Settings pane, right-click Notification, and then click Properties.

  4. Click the E-mail tab, and then select the Enable e-mail notification check box.

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    You can choose to enable a different type of notification channel, such as instant messaging, Short Messaging Service, or command by clicking on the tab by that name in the Notification properties dialog box.

  5. In the SMTP servers area, click Add to display the Add SMTP server dialog box.

  6. Type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server, type the port number, select the authentication method, and then click OK.

  7. Type the Return Address that should appear on e-mail notifications, and then in the Retry primary after list, select the number of minutes to wait before trying to resend a notification to the primary SMTP server.

  8. In the Default e-mail notification format area, specify the E-mail subject and E-mail message with wildcard parameters such as $Alert Source$ and $Alert Description$, and then specify the encoding type. You can click Placeholder for a full list of available variables.

  9. Click OK to return to the Operations Console.

To create the notification action account

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for the Operations Manager 2007 Management Group.

  2. In the Operations Console, click the Administration button.

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    When you run the Operations Console on a computer that is not a Management Server, the Connect To Server dialog box displays. In the Server name text box, type the name of the Operations Manager 2007 Management Server that you want the Operations Console to connect to.

  3. In the Administration pane, right-click Security, and then click Create Run As Account. Use the Create Run As Account wizard to create a Run As Account to use as the notification action account, for example Notification_Account, which is used to send the notifications.

    • On the General page, click to select Windows from the Run As Account type drop-down list, and then in Display name, type Notification_Account.
    • On the Account page, type in the information for the User name password and domain of the user account that you are creating.
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    For more information about the Create Run As Account wizard, see How to Create a Run As Account in Operations Manager 2007.

  4. In the Administration pane, click Run As Profiles.

  5. In the details pane, right-click Notification Account, and then click Properties.

  6. In Run As Profile Properties, click the Run As Accounts tab.

  7. Click New, expand the Run As Account list, and then click Run As Account you created in step 3, for example Notification_Account, and then click OK.

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