I have a group called "Windows Servers" for which I've defined a Power Template monitor called "Critical Services Failure". The monitor e-mails an admin if a critical windows service fails. Under that parent group, I have two child groups "File Servers" and "Mail Servers", which inherit the monitor from "Windows Servers". The issue is that my senior admins need to be notified when either file or mail servers have a problem and my mail admins need to be notified when the problem is on the mail server. Is there any way to do that from one monitor? Is there any way to have conditional actions that vary depending on where they are fired from or depending on some other condition, like a variable? The only thing I can think of is to stop using Power Templates and define separate monitors on each group. Either that or monitor for the same condition twice with different actions.

asked 05 May '16, 17:02

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Please disregard. I just found that I can write a VBScript that has access to variables, so I can write something that will dynamically build the proper list of addresses based on the devices position in the group hierarchy.


answered 05 May '16, 20:52

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