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  • GFIMAX can tell you when the server reboots

    Posted on January 3rd, 2010 HandyAndy No comments

    Remember that notification that SBS 2003 sent you whenever the server rebooted
    Do you miss it on your SBS 2008 and Windows HomeServers?

    GFIMAX can give it back to you and I will show you how easy it is to add.

    First open up your GFI MAX Dashboard and select the server you wish to know about

    GFIMAX Dashboard

    Click the Checks button
    Next click Add 247 Check
    Now click Event Log Check (note all the other options for future reference)

    Select Type of Check

    An empty form will appear to let us set our criteria
    Note all of the options available just for this one type of check, this is a very powerful tool

    Blank Event Log Form

    Lets name it ” – Server Rebooted” without the quotes.
    That is a blank space a hyphen and another blank space before the Server Rebooted
    It will make sense later when you see it in the console, it just makes it a bit clearer to read 

    Set the event log to query to System
    Set Alert when to Log Contains
    Set Event ID to 6005
    Select Information for the Event Type
    Set event source to EventLog
    Check the message contains string and set it to started
    Click OK

    Filled in Event Log Form

    Now we have to give it a little time to sync the changes to the server
    Note currently it says Awaiting Synchronization in the status view

    Finished Awaiting Synchronization

    Once the server syncs to MAX the next time the server should reboot
    you will get a message in you inbox like this 

    E-Mail Notification Message

    And if you go back to the GFIMAX Dashboard you will also see it shows up there as well

    Reboot Message Status showing last occurance

    Well that is all there is to it .
    I hope you realize this is just one of the hundreds of things MAX can tell you about on you servers and workstations

    If you would like more info about MAX simply click on him below!