Playing a Sound When a New MOM Alert Comes In

Playing a Sound When a New MOM Alert Comes In

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We had another one of those interesting threads on an internal distribution alias today about playing a sound when a new alert comes into MOM.  While MOM doesnt support this natively, the contributors to this thread came up with some interesting options:


  • Instead of or in addition to playing a sound you can have a beacon go off like this one:

Apparently someone wrote an MP to hook up to this device.  Read more here (only in Japanese - sorry):

Details on the device can be found here:

  • You could use the speach APIs to actually have MOM read off the names of the alerts to you[:)].  Check out this article:

  • You could simply write a script similar to the one above which queries the DB through the MOM SDK looking for new alerts and use the Beep function in your favorite programming language.
  • Also take a look at the Operator Console Notifier in the Resource Kit.  It puts a item in your system tray and pops toast.
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  • I have been asked afew times by my customers of ways outside of sending email (or pager emails) to get...

  • Our team, Microsoft Solutions for Infrastructure and Management (MSIM), has created a solution (prescriptive guidance and scripts) that extends the functionality of MOM 2005. It, along with four other MOM-related service management solutions can be found at:

    The five solution accelerators for Service Monitoring help organizations reduce the cost of operations by streamlining MOM 2005 deployment and operation. Each solution accelerator provides technical and prescriptive guidance to enhance MOM 2005 capabilities in a specific aspect of operations management. In addition, each solution accelerator is aligned with the Service Management Functions for Service Monitoring and Control as explained in the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) Executive Overview.

    I want to receive alerts for only the servers I manage.
    The Notification Workflow Solution Accelerator is a Microsoft SQL Server–based Notification Services application that can be used to extend notification functionalities of MOM 2005.

    I want to implement a Service Desk.
    The Autoticketing Solution Accelerator provides guidance for automated ticket generation, enabling the automated posting of a request (or ticket) into the Trouble Ticketing (TT) system used for incident managemen.

    I want to fine tune management packs before deploying them.
    The Alert Tuning Solution Accelerator helps reduce the volume of alerts when deploying MOM 2005 management packs.

    I want to implement disaster recovery for MOM 2005.
    The Service Continuity Solution Accelerator helps maintain the availability of MOM 2005 service.

    I want to scale data to one central location.
    The Multiple Management Group Rollup Solution Accelerator allows a business to propagate data from multiple management groups into one data warehouse to create consolidated and aggregated reports.

    James Garner Ptaszynski, Ph.D.
    Group Manger, Readiness
    Microsoft Solutions for Infrastructure and Management (MSIM)

  • thank you