How to Create and Configure the Notification Action Account


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

In System Center 2012 – Operations Manager, when an alert is generated, Operations Manager can notify designated individuals by email, instant message (IM), or text message (SMS). The Notification Account Run As profile is used to send notifications. For notifications to work correctly, you must create a Run As account that provides the credentials for sending notifications and associate the Run As account to the Notification Account profile.

To create and configure the notification action account

  1. Log on to the computer with a user account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role.

  2. In the Operations console, click Administration.

  3. In the Administration workspace, right-click Security, and then click Create Run As Account. 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.

  4. On the Introduction page, click Next.

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

  6. On the Credentials page, type the information for the user name, password, and domain of the user account that to be used for notifications. Click Next.

  7. Select the More secure distribution security option. For more information on this option, see Distribution and Targeting for Run As Accounts and Profiles.

  8. Click Create.

  9. In the navigation pane, click Accounts under Run As Configuration.

  10. In the details pane, right-click Notification action account, and then click Properties.

  11. On the Distribution tab, click Add.

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

  13. Select the server or servers to distribute the credentials to, click Add, and then click OK to close the search window.

  14. Click OK to close the properties window.

  15. In the navigation pane, click Profiles under Run As Configuration.

  16. Right-click Notification Account and click Properties, which will open the Run As Profile Wizard.

  17. On the Introduction page, click Next.

  18. On the General Properties page, click Next.

  19. On the Run As Accounts page, click Add.

  20. In the Add a Run As Account window, in the Run As account dropdown menu, select the Run As account that you created earlier in this procedure. Accept the default of All targeted objects and then click OK.

  21. Click Save. When the association is completed, click Close to close the wizard.