Dec 30 2007

Setup Vista To Email You Problems It Encounters

email 2 Instead of manually checking the Event viewer to see if Vista encountered any problems, how about setting it up to Email you them instead. There are many different events you can choose to monitor but I only setup the Security section. (Be careful what you setup you don’t want to spam yourself.)

Here’s how:

  1. Click the Start Orb and type Admin in the search box.
  2. Click Administrative Tools in the search results under programs.
  3. Click the Event viewer to open it.
  4. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  5. Click the arrow next to the Windows Logs to expand it.
  6. Choose the Security section or any one of the others.
  7. In the Events section you will see all the logged events, Click the Keywords column to sort the results, then scroll to the top to see the Failures.
  8. Select the event you want to have Emailed to you in the Actions section click Attach a task to this event.
  9. Follow the Wizard to setup the action.
  10. Type in a description if you want, click next.
  11. In the next screen just click next.
  12. In this screen select an action you want to occur. then click next, (I choose Email)
  13. Here’s where you type in your info. The SMTP server is your outgoing mail server. if your not sure what it is open your email program and check the outgoing mail settings. Click next.
  14. The Summary page, well gives you a summary of your actions, click finish.

SCREEN SHOTS:

1. Click the Start Orb and type Admin in the search box.
2. Click Administrative Tools in the search results under programs.

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3. Click the Event viewer to open it.

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4. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.

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5. Click the arrow next to the Windows Logs to expand it.
6. Choose the Security section or any one of the others.

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7. In the Events section you will see all the logged events, Click the Keywords column to sort the results, then scroll to the top to see the Failures.
8. Select event you want to have Emailed to you in the Actions section click Attach a task to this event.

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9. Follow the Wizard to setup the action.
10. Type in a description if you want, click next.

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11. In the next screen just click next.

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12. In this screen select an action you want to occur. then click next, (I choose Email)

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13. Here’s where you type in your info. The SMTP server is your outgoing mail server. if your not sure what it is open your email program and check the outgoing mail settings. Click next.

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14. The Summary page, well gives you a summary of your actions, click finish.

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Here’s your confirmation

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