Most Systems Management Server (SMS) components produce status messages. The SMS status
system need not be configured to work; its default settings are
reasonable for most environments. However, you can configure three
aspects of the SMS status system:
You can configure which status messages are generated by
specifying the types and/or
of messages to be generated. For example, you could suppress all
informational milestone status messages.
You can configure status filter rules to specify what happens
to various messages after they are generated. You can filter
messages based on their properties, and you can specify what
actions are taken when messages have the properties you specify.
For example, you could specify that all errors from Inventory
Processor are to be forwarded to the parent site and written to the
Windows NT Event Log.
You can configure status summarizers. Status summarizers use
status messages and other data in the SMS site database to generate
visual summaries of problems in particular areas. For example, if
you want information about the status of components at child sites,
you can configure the Component Status Summarizers on child sites
to replicate their messages to their parent site.