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Before you can use notifications in System Center Essentials 2010, you need to create the user account (notification action account) that will be used to send notifications.

To create and configure the notification action account

  1. In the Essentials console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, right-click the Security node, and then click Run As Accounts. Use the Create Run As Account wizard to create an account to use as the Notification action account, which is used to send the notifications.

  3. When the Create Run As Account wizard opens, click Next.

  4. On the General Properties page, select Windows from the Run As Account type list, and then in Display name, type Notification action account. Click Next.

  5. On the Credentials page, type the information for the user name, password, and domain of the user account that you are creating. Click Next.

  6. Select the distribution security option. You have two choices: Less secure or More secure.

  7. Click Create, and after the account has been created, click Close.

  8. In the Administration pane, click Run As Accounts under Security.

  9. In the details pane, right-click Notification action account under Type: Windows, and then click Properties.

  10. On the Distribution tab, click Add to add the Essentials management server.

  11. In the Computer Search window, click Search to display a name of available computers.

  12. Select the server, click Add, and then click OK to close the search window.

  13. Click OK to close the properties window.

  14. In the Administration pane, click Run As Profiles under Security.

  15. Right-click Notification Account, and click Properties.

  16. When the Run As Profile wizard opens, click Next. The name and description for the Run As Profile will be populated for you. Click Next again.

  17. On the Run As Accounts page, click Add, and then select the Notification action account you created from the Run As account list box. Select which objects this Run As Account will manage, and then click OK.

  18. Click Save, and after the profile has been created, click Close.

  19. Double-click Alert Notification Subscription Server in the resulting list, and click OK.

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