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How to Create and Configure the Notification Action Account

Updated: May 22, 2009

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2

Before you can use notifications, you need to create the user account (Notification action account) that will be used to send notifications.

To create and configure the Notification action account

  1. In the Operations console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, right-click Security, and then click Create Run As Account. Use the Create Run As Account Wizard to create an account to use as the Notification action account, which is used to send the notifications.

  3. On the General Properties page, select Windows from the Run As Account type list, and then in Display name, type Notification action account. Click Next.

  4. On the Credentials page, type the information for the user name, password, and domain of the user account that you are creating. Click Next.

  5. Select the distribution security option. You have two choices: Less secure or More secure.

  6. Click Create.

  7. In the navigation pane, click Accounts under Run As Configuration.

  8. In the details pane, right-click Notification action account, and then click Properties.

  9. On the Distribution tab, accept the default setting of Distribute credentials to selected computers (High Security).

  10. Click Add to add the root management server.

  11. In the Computer Search window, click Search to display a name of available computers.

  12. Select the server, click Add, and then click OK to close the search window.

  13. Click OK to close the properties window.

  14. In the navigation pane, click Profiles under Run As Configuration.

  15. Right-click Notification Account and click Properties.

  16. On the Associations tab, click Add, and then click Class.

  17. In the Filter by box, type Alert Notification Subscription Server, and click Search.

  18. Double-click Alert Notification Subscription Server in the resulting list, and click OK.

  19. On the Associations tab, click Select next to Alert Notification Subscription Server.

  20. Select Notification action account in the drop-down list and then click OK.

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