Friday, 27 August 2004

SQL Server 2000 - Operator alerts

So here I am, trying to get MSSQL 2000 to send a simple email alert whenever it finishes a backup job. The interface looks very intuitive, but how the hell do I set up a MAPI profile for the user running SQL Server?

Wading through the documentation I quickly find out that I need to have either Outlook (not express - I tried that one, no good) or Exchange Client installed. Now why is that? Do I really have to cripple my already loaded server with Office so I can receive a simple email?

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