In System Center Essentials, a notification recipient defines when and from what devices notifications can be sent. The following procedure shows how administrators configure recipients for notifications. You must first enable a notification channel before performing this procedure. After this procedure is complete, you must create a notification subscription that defines the format of the notification message and any filters such as age or severity of the alert.

To create a notification recipient

  1. Log on to the computer with a user account that is a member of the Administrators group on the Essentials 2007 Management Server.

  2. In the Essentials 2007 console, click the Administration button.

    When you run the Essentials 2007 console on a computer that is not a Management Server, the Connect To Server dialog box displays. In the Server name text box, type the name of the Essentials 2007 Management Server.
  3. In the Administration pane, expand Notifications, right-click Recipients, and then click New Notification Recipient.

  4. On the General tab, type a display name for this recipient. If you want to schedule when notifications should be sent, click Only send notifications during specified times and create a date range.

  5. Click the Notification Devices tab.

  6. Start the Create Notification Device Wizard by clicking the Add button.

  7. Expand the Notification channel drop-down list, and then click Email.

  8. In the Your address for the selected channel box type an e-mail address. For example, type This is the e-mail address that is listed in the From box of each e-mail message that is sent to notification recipients.

  9. On the Schedule page, you can leave the default schedule or you set a schedule that applies only to this notification, and then click Next.

  10. On the General page, type a name for this notification device, and then click Finish.

  11. Click Add to define another notification device. Otherwise click OK.

  12. The new recipient displays in the Recipients pane.

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