Understanding Responses

A response is an action initiated by Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 (MOM) when a processing rule match occurs. Using processing rules, you can define an automated response to a detected condition. Responses help resolve the issue indicated by the event. The following processing rule types allow you to define responses for a processing rule match:

You can define the following automated responses within processing rules:

You can define more than one response for each processing rule match. For example, if an event indicates that a critical application has stopped, MOM can respond by restarting the application and by paging a network administrator.


Responses can occur on the Consolidator computer or the agent computer. Responses that occur on the Consolidator computer are central responses. Responses that occur on the agent computer are local responses.