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Adesh Rampat

There are many diagnostic programs that network administrators use to help check performance issues on the network infrastructure. These diagnostic tools are capable of submitting reports of problems encountered to an e-mail address or pager that has an SMTP Internet address. You should be informed at all times about the current status of the network infrastructure. So having Exchange send the results of problems to a pager can be very helpful. Here's how to forward messages to the pager:

  • Most of the results received from the diagnostic software will in most cases contain a standard subject for example: "Network Error" followed by the message. Set up a rule on the Exchange client (workstation) or network server where the diagnostic software is running that will then forward all messages with the subject, " Network Error," to the pager's SMTP address.

  • Make sure that the latest service pack is installed on the Exchange Server. Click on the Internet Mail Service Properties and enable Auto Replies to Internet messages. Enabling this feature will also allow the Exchange server to auto-forward messages to the pager.

Adesh Rampat has 10 years experience with network and IT administration. He is a member of the Association of Internet Professionals, the Institute for Network Professionals, and the International Webmasters Association. He has also lectured extensively on a variety of topics.

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