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how to setup event email notification in windows 2008?

I would like to setup event email notification in windows 2008, is it possible? i know it's not possible in windows 2003...
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wct296Commented:
Check out this
http://serverfault.com/questions/47953/windows-event-log-email-notification

If you dont have scripting ability - check out the option at the bottom of the page "Servers Alive" free for 10 events
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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eugene20022002Commented:
Built into the OS , I dont think so BUT you can use the task schedular for individual events.

Open the Task Scheduler MMC, start the Create a Basic Task Wizard, give it a name and select on the event trigger. Set the Log , Source and Event ID to to what you want monitored , click next and select "Send and e-mail" click next and specify your e-mail settings etc.

There are some good free monitoring tools available. OpManger (Free for 10 devices)
SpiceWorks is another good one.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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okamonAuthor Commented:
Thank you will give them a try. and do you know with the one built in in windows has the ability to use other smtp server to send out email? for example, for people they don't have exchange

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eugene20022002Commented:
In my opinion as long as its a mail server with the ability to send mail you can use it. It does not have to be exchange
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eugene20022002Commented:
simply put , any smtp server will do the trick, if it requires authentication then you will obviously need that to. but no it does not have to be exchange
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okamonAuthor Commented:
sorry i meant mail server. But if i don't have mail server or the mail server went down, there is no way I can get notification...... is there any free utility can do this?
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eugene20022002Commented:
I havent done this inside of windows but I know it has a built in smtp server that you can use. Add/Remove programs or install features section.
You may also wanna try the tools listed below and see if it works for you.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/solutions/cmdlinemail/cmdlinemail.htm

http://www.pendriveapps.com/free-smtp-server-portable-smtp-server/
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