Maintaining and Troubleshooting

Create a Notification from a Script

You can create a scripted notification for administrators to provide an alternative method to e-mail notification and ensure that a notification is produced when problems prevent an e-mail message from being delivered. When a server or connector enters a warning state or a critical state, the specified script is located and runs. The server and connector states are set on the Monitoring tab of a server or connector. You can also add command line options that are used when running the script.

To set a scripted notification:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to Monitoring and Status.


    1. Monitoring and Status
  3. Right-click the Notification folder, point to New, and then click Script notification.
  4. To specify which server performs the monitoring and produces the notification, click Select, and then select a server.
  5. To choose the server or connector about which you want to be notified, in Servers and connectors to monitor select the appropriate servers and connectors. To create a customized list of servers or connectors, in Servers and connectors to monitor select Custom list of servers or Custom list of connectors, and then click Customize. In the Custom List window, click Add, and then select a server or connector.
  6. In Notify when monitored items are in, select the state to match the monitoring threshold on the server or connector. If you set monitoring thresholds for both a warning state and a critical state, select Warning state or Critical state.
  7. In Path to executable, type the directory path, starting with the drive letter and ending with the executable name.
  8. If you need to specify how the script is run, in Command line options, type any flags or MS-DOS options to be used when the script runs.