Windows 2008 R2 Server, error notifications

Posted on 2011-10-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Can Windows 2008 R2 be configured to notify a user if there are errors on the server (hardware of software)?
Windows SBS has the ability but can 2008 R2 standard do it?
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    I know there are many solutions around this.  Is the server a Dell Server?  If so, you can setup Dell Open Manage software (either comes with the server or you can download it from Dell)

    Another way to achieve this for software monitoring (performance based) would be you could create a task in Task Scheduler with a 'Send an e-mail' action.   Then in Performance Monitor you would create a new data collector set, and a new data collector as 'Performance counter alert', and add the desired counters when asked. Then you open the properties window of the new collector and in the 'Alert Task' tab you add the task you previously created in Task Scheduler.

    You can find help on this on this in the "Create a Data Collector Set to monitor performance counters' section in the Performance and Reliability monitoring help.

    There are some very good open source solutions to this as well.  I have used and love Nagios - it has agents for just about every operating system.  It will alert you around all kinds of configurable events.  Might be worth checking out.

    Best regards,

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