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Sending performance counter/monitor alerts by email

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We are using the connector for lotusnotes to communicate with the rest of a large company. sometimes the connector service stops working - it means the service is running but does not bring mail accress the two systems and the queues are growing.

i'm able to read the performace counters (number of msgs in the queue) and i would like to get a notification by mail when a special treshold is reached.

when i create an alert using performance monitor i can choose different actions. when i check to create a syslog entry it works fine ... but when i also check the "run this programm" and select e.g. a batfile which normaly sends a mail or also choose "clac.exe" nothing happens. when i choose calc.exe - i see only a calc.exe task in the taskmanager but no calc opens ....

doers anybody have an idea how i can send a mail when a counter reaches a treshold????

thx a lot
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This explains why calc or notepad wont work...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/117371/en

But not lauching a batch file is odd...

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I've been testing this with Process Monitor from sysinternals.

In my case I had a batch file on c:\ that echos to a file the parameteres passed by perfmon alert.
It turned out in my case that the user that launches the cmd /c is nt authority\network service and It was having access denied.

I gave the network service full permition in the root of C: and now it works ok.

Hope it can help you
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As an add the nt authority\network service user is "network service"
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hi guy

after reviewing some of the answers and trying this and this i found a solution:

putting the full path in fron of the script (e.g. c:\alert\bmail.exe) and the /c behind the exe file helped ...

thx 4 help and the quick respnose.
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For a clear understanding that might help others please explainn exactly how you set it up.

using the /c after the command line you want to run causes the perfmon stating that the command you want to execute is invalid.

Need to know - What command is on the parameters field for the "run this command" in the perfmon action setup tab.

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