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Set up alert notifications

Updated: March 12, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) provides options for subscribing to alert notifications and to reports by e-mail. If you plan to enable either of these features, do the following:

  1. Set up the SMTP server

  2. Subscribe to alert notifications

Set up the SMTP server

You’ll need to configure the SMTP server that you want DPM to use for notifications. Note the following:

  • You can require credentials for the SMTP server.

  • The mailbox user will need administrator privileges on the DPM server, and if you’re using an Exchange Hub Transport server you’ll need administrator privileges on that server.

Configure SMTP as follows:

To configure DPM to use an SMTP server that does not require authentication

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Options > SMTP Server and specify the SMTP server name, port, and From email address (must be a valid address on the SMTP server).

  2. If you’re using authentication, in Authenticated SMTP server area, type a user name and password. Specify the name in the format: domain\user name).

  3. Click Send Test E-mail and specify where to send the test email.

Subscribe to alert notifications

Subscribe as follows:

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Options > Notifications. Select the types of alerts that should be notified and the recipients. Use commas to separate the addresses.

  2. Click Send Test Notification to send a test message.

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