Monitoring Blocked SPID's in SQL Server 2000

I want have SQL send me a message whenever we have a Blocked SPID.  Is there a counter in the performance monitor that can monitor that for me so that it can send me a message whenever it has a blocked SPID?
Summit-ITAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

geotigerCommented:
Hope this article will give you some idea on it:

http://www.databasejournal.com/features/mssql/article.php/3426431
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
pettmansCommented:
You can set an alert to fire with these charactistics:
Type = SQL Server event alert
Error Number = 60001  (msg is SPID %s is blocked by SPID %t).

However I much prefer the method posted by geotiger. Blocking locks are a normal part of database activity. The majority of them are of short duration and no interest. The advantage of geotiger's method is that only long duration locks are captured.

Regards,
Scott Pettman
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Databases

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.