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Create Notification Subscribers

Updated: May 22, 2009

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2

A subscriber is the user that receives the notification message. In Operations Manager 2007, there are three ways to define recipients: by list, membership, or subscription.

Compiling a list manually is the most straightforward way to define notification subscribers. Use this approach if the list of subscribers does not change. A less labor-intensive method to use is group membership. You can use group membership to determine who receives notification messages. Additionally, Active Directory accounts can store all contact information, including e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and pager information. With Active Directory integration, Operations Manager 2007 is automatically informed of any change to the contact information of an account.

This procedure demonstrates how administrators configure subscribers for e-mail notifications. A notification subscriber defines when and from what devices notifications can be sent. You must first enable a notification channel before performing this procedure. After this procedure is complete you must create a notification subscription that defines the format of the notification message and any filters such as age or severity of the alert.

To create a notification subscriber (as an administrator)

  1. Open the Operations console with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Administrator profile.

  2. Select the Administration view.

  3. In the navigation pane, right-click Notifications, and then select New subscriber from the context menu. Use the Notification Subscriber Wizard to create a subscriber for receiving notifications.

  4. On the Description page, type a name for this subscriber, and then click Next.

  5. On the Schedule page, click one of the option buttons to choose the schedule for sending notifications to this subscriber. The default is to always send notifications. Click Next.

  6. In the Addresses window, click Add to open the Subscriber address dialog box.

  7. Type an identifying name for the subscriber address, such as Work E-mail, and then click Next.

  8. In the Provide the Channel and Delivery Address dialog box, in the Channel Type drop-down list, select E-Mail (SMTP). In the Delivery address for the selected channel: text box, type the e-mail address that the notifications will be sent to, and then click Next.

  9. On the Schedule page, use the option buttons to set the schedule for sending notifications to this. The default is to always send notifications.

  10. Click Finish to close the Schedule Notifications dialog box.

  11. In the Notification Subscriber Wizard, click Finish, and then click Close.

To create a notification recipient (as a non-administrator)

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operators or Advanced Operators role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  2. In the Operations console, click Tools in the top menu bar, and then click My subscriber information.

  3. On the General tab, your current log in name is displayed. If you want to schedule when notifications should be sent, click Only send notifications during specified times and create a date range.

  4. Click the Notification Devices tab.

  5. Start the Create Notification Device Wizard by clicking the Add button.

  6. Expand the Notification channel list, and then click E-mail.

  7. In the Your address for the selected channel box type an e-mail address. For example, type e-mail@contoso.com. This is the e-mail address that is listed in the From box of each e-mail message that is sent to notification recipients.

  8. On the Schedule page, you can leave the default schedule or you set a schedule that applies only to this notification, and then click Next.

  9. On the General page, type a name for this notification device, and then click Finish.

  10. Click OK.

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