Configuring Notifications in System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010


You’ve successfully installed and configured System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010. You now need to configure notifications.

There are 3 parts to this:

  1. Channels
  2. Subscribers
  3. Subscriptions
Find out how they all work together below.


  1. Open the System Center Essentials console and navigate to Administration > Notifications > Channels:
  2. In the Tasks panel on the right, select New > E-Mail (SMTP):
  3. Choose a channel name and description:
  4. Click Add, enter your SMTP server details, then choose a return address:
  5. Accept the default notification format by clicking Finish, then Close:
  6. Navigate to Administration > Notifications > Subscribers:
  7. In the Tasks panel on the right, select New…
  8. Click the “” button to the right of the Subscriber Name field, and select an account from Active Directory:
  9. Specify whether to always send notifications, or only during specified times:
  10. Click Add and enter the details for your subscriber address:

  11. Click Finish, then Close to complete the wizard:
  12. Navigate to Administration > Notifications > Subscriptions:
  13. Enter a name and description for your subscription:
  14.  Select the subscription criteria:
  15.  Add the subscribers that will be notified when the subscription criteria is met:
  16.  Add your channels and select your Alert Aging preference:
  17. Review the subscription settings and click Finish, then Close:
Once you have setup your Channels and Subscribers, you can easily add more Subscriptions by right-clicking on Alerts in the Monitoring view:
  1.  Navigate to Monitoring > Active Alerts:
  2.  Right-click on an alert and select Notification subscription > Create…:
  3.  The subscription details will be filled in automatically, so just go through and confirm they’re correct:

  4. Add the subscribers and channels as before:

  5. Review the subscription settings and click Finish, then Close: