How to set up IIS to send alerts in the event of a system failure

AnthonieM used Ask the Experts™
I'd like to set up email alerts to notify me in the event of an IIS alert. Can anyone give me some assistance on this? There has been serveral events with the web server, but no one's being notified. Would like to set up email notification. Please, please help.
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There really isn't a good built in monitoring option for IIS.  I would suggest writing some basic scripts to monitor availability.  If you're not into creating your own, if you google http monitoring scripts you'll find a ton of different options, many of which are free.  Or if you need a more advanced solution, Microsoft's System Center Operations Manager is a great solution to monitor the health of your entire infrastructure:


I just needed to know what to lookup. I forgot all about MS SCOM.

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