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Modify Threshold For SBS 2008 Alerts?

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I manage an SBS 2008 server and I keep getting the following alert:

Title: Percent Free Disk Space
Source: Performance Threshold
Description:
The free disk space on this computer has dropped below its
notification for low disk space threshold.

Volume Name: O:
Free Space: 99361865728
Volume Size: 1000183910400



This is for the O drive which is the backup external. I want to
change the threshold but I cannot find it anywhere.

There is no health monitor in SBS 2008 like there was in SBS 2003.

Can someone please point me to the right area?

Thanks much.

-dave
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by:NJComputerNetworks
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Administrative Tools, Health Monitor. Drill into the alerts section and
then the Low Disk Space alert - r.click to check properties or change
threshold
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by:dwanderer
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There is no health monitor in SBS 2008.  If there is, I cannot find it.  Know where it is in SBS 2003 though!
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by:NJComputerNetworks
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Performance Threshold, Description: The free disk space on this computer has dropped below its notification for low disk space threshold. I can I switch this off for certain clients or drives?

Answer: I hope this in a test setting as this is telling you your drive space is very low. In the notification window, in the event alerts, untick the drive notification box

source: http://www.thirdtier.net/2008/11/managing-sbs-2008-qa-2/
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by:dwanderer
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That is for clients and it's not what I'm trying to do unfortunately.  I don't want to turn off the alert.

I simply want to change the threshold.  What I consider % free space is different than what the defaults are.
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Any other ideas?
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Does this help at all?
Monitoring and Reporting in Windows Small Business Server 2008
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd443463(WS.10).aspx
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by:Lee W, MVP
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So I posted an answer that gives you TOO much information?  And it took 5 days to reply?

If that's how you want to close this, I want the mods to weigh in because I'm not sure I agree.  But I'll accept whatever they decide.
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by:dwanderer
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I was out of town.  You gave me a link to technet docs which was pretty broad.  It wasn't quite what I was looking for but I appreciate the effort.  
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by:dwanderer
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If you compare your answer to what was on smallbizserver.net, hopefully you can see where I'm coming from.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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I volunteered my time to look this up for you.  I saw this first: Configure notification settings ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd443473(WS.10).aspx ) but thought it better to show you the top level link so you could do whatever you want.  If you're suggesting that that link was not helpful to you and did not provide an answer, well... ok... but otherwise, if your punishing me for being too detailed - providing too much information - then ... that just doesn't seem right.
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by:dwanderer
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I was looking for an answer and you gave me a link to the top level link to "Monitoring and Reporting in Windows Small Business Server 2008".  I wasn't looking for a broad understanding of how monitoring and reporting works.  I had a very specific question.

Instead, another person gave me the following easy step-by-step in 2 sentences:

"You can change the threshold of that alert, and you can disable it.
Tab Network, select the SBS server, select View notifications settings. Select Performance Counters, select Percent Free Disk Space and click Edit. Uncheck it if you don't want the notifications."

I'm not "punishing" you dude.  That seems like a pretty strong way of putting things don't you think?  Like I said, I appreciate the efforts.  Your last post had an exact link to the answer which was 3 levels deep at technet.  I wish you would have posted that the first time but I never asked for the answer to "can anyone help me understand 'monitoring and reporting'.

Next time someone says "google this", I'll be sure to give them the appropriate props.



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How do I just offer 100 points?  Is it something you can do and close it?  Thank you.
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