Disable a Rule in System Center Essentials

Updated: March 10, 2009

Applies To: Windows Essential Business Server

You can configure the management packs in Windows EBS to disable or override rules and monitors when they are not needed in your environment.

For more information about management packs in System Center Essentials, see “How to Work with Management Packs in System Center Essentials” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=131268).

Disable a rule in System Center Essentials

Use this procedure to disable a rule in System Center Essentials. If a rule is from a sealed management pack, you cannot disable it by using this procedure. To disable a rule in a sealed management pack, see Override a rule or monitor in System Center Essentials, later in this document.

To disable a rule
  1. Start the System Center Essentials console by using one of the procedures in Start the System Center Essentials Console, earlier in this document.

  2. In the navigation pane, click the Authoring icon.

  3. In the Authoring pane, expand Authoring, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Rules.

  4. In the Rules pane, right-click the rule that you want to disable, and then click Disable.

Override a rule or monitor in System Center Essentials

If default settings for a management pack contain a monitor or rule that is not necessary in your environment, you can override this monitor or rule. You can use overrides to adjust the configuration of a rule from a sealed management pack.

To override a monitor or rule
  1. Start the System Center Essentials console by using one of the procedures in Start the System Center Essentials Console, earlier in this document.

  2. In the navigation pane, click the Authoring icon.

  3. In the Authoring pane, expand Authoring, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Rules or Monitors.

  4. Click the rule or monitor that you want to disable.

  5. Click Overrides in the System Center Essentials toolbar, and then point to Disable the Rule or Disable the Monitor.

    You can override the rule or monitor for a single object, for an object type, or for a group of objects. Depending on your selection, you may need to specify one or more object types or a group. Then click OK.

  6. In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

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