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How to Add a Portal Announcement Page

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

You can add a new page on the Self-Service Portal in System Center 2012 – Service Manager for administrative announcements. As an example, the following procedures add an announcement page, and then you add an announcement, informing end users that the Help Desk will be closed on New Year’s Day.

To add an announcement page

  1. Start a browser, and connect to the Self-Service Portal home page, for example, http://<WebServerName>:82/SMPortal.

  2. In the upper left corner, click Site Actions, and then click Site Settings.

  3. On the Site Settings page, in the Look and Feel area, click Quick launch.

  4. On the Quick Launch page, click New Navigation Link.

  5. In the Type the Web address field, type /SMPortal/Lists/Announcements/AllItems.aspx, and then in the description box, type Announcements.

  6. Click OK, and then navigate to the home page.

To create an announcement

  1. Start a browser, and connect to the Self-Service Portal home page, for example, http://<WebServerName>:82/SMPortal.

  2. Click Announcements.

  3. On the Announcements – All items page, click Add new announcement.

  4. In the Title box, type a name for the announcement. For example, type Help Desk Closed New Year’s Day.

  5. In Body, you can type additional information for the announcement.

  6. Optionally, you can set an expiration date by selecting the date in the Expires box. For example, you can set the Expires date to January 2nd.

  7. Click Save to close the announcement.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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