Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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The items in the Action option on the menu bar can also be found on the right-hand
side in the Actions Pane . In Chapter 4 we used the Action item to perform many
tasks such as configuring notifications, and Auto Discovery. Those tasks as well as
other tasks such as end-user recovery can all be found under Options item and are
system wide. The Help item gives you a help file for DPM and MMC itself.
The View menu has a link to the DPM community website ( http://technet.
microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399133.aspx ) and gives you another way to get
to the task areas.
Here you will find help on DPM and on the MMC itself. You will also find a link to
Microsoft's Tech Center website. The About Microsoft Data Protection Manager does
not contain this version.
The Navigation section contains five task areas. These areas are Monitoring ,
Protection , Recovery , Reporting , and Management . Let's break each area down in
more detail so you can better understand what their functions are.
The Monitoring task area contains two tabs: Alerts and Jobs.
The Alerts tab shows informational alerts, warnings, and errors. You have the
option to show inactive or active alerts and you can group these messages in several
ways by severity, protection groups, or computers. You can also choose to get
notifications via e-mail when certain types of alerts occur. You learned the steps to
configure e-mail notifications in Chapter 4 . There are four types of alert levels. They
are: Current problems (critical alerts), Potential problems (warning alerts), Important
activity (informational alerts), and Recommended actions.