Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 (MOM) can send a page to designated operators when a processing rule match occurs. A third-party paging service is required. Your paging service must provide an SMTP e-mail service for MOM paging to work. MOM paging works by sending an e-mail to the paging service, which forwards the e-mail to the appropriate paging recipient.

For example, you might want a network administrator to be paged for any Service Unavailable alerts. When a Service Unavailable alert occurs, MOM could page a high-priority notification group, such as Help Desk Supervisors. The pager message could, for example, include the name of the computer generating the alert and the event text.