configure a low disk space alert

Posted on 2007-11-27
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I have 2003 sbs server.  I am trying to configure a low disk spaced alert  -- which will send me a message .  I followed microsoft instructions Performance logs and alerts and it does not send me a message.  I have a counter for the logical disk for free space. -- I also selected the send a network message box -- to administrator or ip address of server -- it did not send a message.

Question by:independencetech
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 20363154
Then your right choice would be
Download it from
You have an alert setting to receive a mail when there is low disk space as defined by you.
LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 20364924

Author Comment

ID: 20367086
I have follwed the microsoft as posted by bsharath and i do not recieve a message --  I have configured the alert on the server and i am trying to get the low disk space warning to display on the same server -- I have tryed sending to the cserver name -- administrator and the IP address -- yet no message??

Free eBook: Backup on AWS

Everything you need to know about backup and disaster recovery with AWS, for FREE!


Author Comment

ID: 20367109
one more thing -- I just changed from sending a message to sending  a log to the application log in event viewer and it works.

I still don't know why the message will not show on the screeen ??

LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 20370872

I would prefer
As this is free user frienly to configure....Did you have a chance to set it up...

Author Comment

ID: 20432460
I just don't understand why it will send me a console message

All i want to do is have the server display a message to me so i won't have to keep checking disk space on the server
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

bsharath earned 250 total points
ID: 20439724
With Spiceworks you can put in your email address and you will receive mails when there is low disk space in any of the machines.

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Windows 8.1 HP issues 11 97
SBS 2003 moving to Office 365 5 55
Mac printing problem 1 41
copying a file from root to ssh another server in centos 5 12
Sometimes a user will call me frantically, explaining that something has gone wrong and they have tried everything (read - they have messed it up more and now need someone to clean up) and it still does no good, can I help them?!  Usually the standa…
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question