Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 (MOM) enables you to describe and automatically implement a coherent systems monitoring policy for your organization. MOM proactively scans for new computers to manage based on criteria you establish. After performing a scheduled system scan, MOM installs or removes agents and rules based on your current configuration. MOM provides policy-driven operations management for any size organization, automatically adjusting to your needs as your enterprise changes.
MOM provides alert forwarding, which enables alerts in one configuration group to be forwarded to another configuration group. Alert forwarding creates an efficient hierarchical alert management structure for large enterprise networks. Alert forwarding can provide MOM functionality to an organization's regional groups, while allowing a central administrative group to monitor alerts from the entire network.