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.

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Then your right choice would be
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You have an alert setting to receive a mail when there is low disk space as defined by you.
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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??

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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 ??

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

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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
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bsharath earned 250 total points
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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.

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