Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 collects information and stores it in the configuration group database. Events typically make up the majority of the collected information. You can define the events you want to collect and the providers from which to collect them. You can collect all events from all providers on all computers, or you can collect a limited number of specific events.
Collection rules identify the specific events and providers, but do not provide alerts or responses. Management Pack modules contain collection rules. You can also create your own collection rules.
You can create processing rules, including collection rules, in the Rules snap-in. For more information about using the Rules snap-in, see Requirements and Permissions. For more information about creating collection rules, see Collecting Specific Events.
Other types of processing rules define events to be collected, and also provide alerts or responses when the event occurs. For more information, see the following topics: