When a dialog box pops up on the server screen
and no one is there to see it, is there really a problem? If no one
receives administrative alerts from your NT server, you might not
know when a problem occurs. To cover your bases, there are two ways
to add users to receive these alerts.
The safer option is to use the Server Manager
tool. Follow these steps:
- Go to Start | Programs | Administrative Tools
| Server Manager.
- From the list of computers, double-click the
name of the server for which you want to add users to the alerts
- In the Properties dialog box, click the
- Type the name of the user or computer you
want to add in the New Computer Or Username text box, and click
- Add additional names if necessary.
- Click OK, and exit Server Manager.
If you can't access the console, you can add a
user remotely via the Registry Editor. Follow these steps:
Regedt32. (It's easier to make this particular change using this
version of the Registry Editor rather than Regedit.)
- Navigate to
- Double-click the AlertNames key, which opens
the Multi-String Editor.
- Enter the names of the users or computers
that you want to receive alerts. Use a separate line for each
- Click OK, and close Regedt32.
Note: Editing the registry is risky, so
be sure you have a verified backup before making any changes.