Configure alert settings for a Web application

Updated: January 17, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2008-01-08

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:

Membership in the Farm Administrators group is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

For information about how to use alerts and administrative messages, see Plan outgoing e-mail (Office SharePoint Server).

Use the following procedure to enable alerts for a Web application.

Configure alert settings for a Web application
  1. On the top link bar of the Central Administration site, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, under SharePoint Web Application Management, click Web application general settings.

  3. On the Web Application General Settings page, verify that the Web application you want is selected. If it is not, in the Web Application section, on the Web Application menu, click Change Web Application. Next, on the Select Web Application page, click the Web application for which you want to configure settings.

  4. After the correct Web application is selected, in the Alerts section, under Alerts on this server are, select either On or Off to turn on or turn off alerts for all sites under this Web application.

  5. If you turn on alerts and want to limit the number of alerts that users can create, enter a value under Maximum number of alerts that a user can create.

  6. To allow an unlimited number of alerts, select Unlimited number.

  7. Click OK.

For information about configuring alerts by using the Stsadm command-line tool, see Alerts: Stsadm properties (Office SharePoint Server).