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    Getting your server to email you reports.

    I recently installed a trial of Small Business Server 2003. One thing I liked about it was that it emails you a daily and weekly summary of how the server is getting on (if any services are not running, how much space is being used up on each drive, etc.) and when certain events happen, like if the server reboots, etc.

    Is there a way to get regular Windows 2003 servers to do this? I know that SBS2003 comes with Exchange, but I didn't configure that, so I guess it used IIS and 'some other stuff'.

    Any idea how I can do this?

    Cheers.

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    Re: Getting your server to email you reports.

    There's Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM), but it's probably expensive!

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    Re: Getting your server to email you reports.

    Cheers for the response AJ, I'm not sure what MOM does, but I'm sure that the technologies used by SBS to email are already in 2003 somewhere. Apart from Exchange and ISA2000, I don't think there are actually any new pieces of software in SBS, it just configures it all nice and easily for you.

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    Re: Getting your server to email you reports.

    i have been looking into this and and at some point righting something to do simlair kind of thing mainly combine reports into one central place, server monitoring...

    when i have done it will post info here...

    russ

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    Re: Getting your server to email you reports.

    Nice one Russ, Cheers.

    Server 2003 comes with SMTP, I believe, which means I could probably use that if I had any idea how to configure it. :-)

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    Re: Getting your server to email you reports.

    Quote Originally Posted by eejit
    Is there a way to get regular Windows 2003 servers to do this? I know that SBS2003 comes with Exchange, but I didn't configure that, so I guess it used IIS and 'some other stuff'.

    Any idea how I can do this?
    Nagios can do this.

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    Re: Getting your server to email you reports.

    must admit this why i was going but with some custom stuff on our servers mainly to deal with certain unique apps.

    Russ

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    Re: Getting your server to email you reports.

    there's plugins to query WMI, event logs and flat text log files. Chances are you can cobble something together with the existings tools for nagios.

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    Re: Getting your server to email you reports.

    that is hope i think there maybe one thing that might need to look into but then got to egt linux installed first and as being awkard about it...

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    Re: Getting your server to email you reports.

    Ask in the Linux forum if your having problems with installing Linux.

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    Re: Getting your server to email you reports.

    looks good just had a look at http://www.nagios.org/ too and that looks awesome
    .matt

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    Re: Getting your server to email you reports.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Ask in the Linux forum if your having problems with installing Linux.
    will do just not had chance to look at in depth yet..

    russ

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