Creating Monitor Installations

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Creating Monitor Installations


Create new WinScry monitors by clicking the New Monitor button on the toolbar OR by clicking Create a New Monitor in the File menu of the Main Window. Either option will open the Create / Edit Monitor Installation Window. To edit an existing monitor click the PencilStub16 button in your Monitor Status list in the Main Window.


Creating and Editing Monitors


Create / Edit Monitor (From Email Settings)

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Every WinScry Monitor has 3 major properties which you can see in the 3 Tabs:


1.The FROM Email Settings and Alert Format. The main purpose of WinScry is to deliver alerts and reports via email from your Monitor installations to you. To do this you have to define an email account to use as the FROM email address when sending. You have several options here and all have their own pros and cons. You can opt to use the built-in WinScry SMTP accounts or you can provide your own email by creating an email address on your own email servers and configuring each monitor to use those settings. See below for a further discussion.

2.The TO Email address(es) you wish WinScry Alerts and Reports to be sent to. You can add up to 5 email addresses for each monitor installation to use.

3.Optional Additional Properties. These optional fields can be populated by you (or not). If they are entered they will be integrated into every WinScry Alert email delivered. These are common-sense values which you might want to be part of a report so that you don't have to look them up. Things like a local contact email, phone and contact person, customer ID, etc.


Configuring The From Email Settings


Click to open / closeScenario 1 - Using the WinScry Customer Support Emails

Click to open / closeScenario 2 - Using Your Own Email Server


The Alert Format


In the bottom left quadrant of the FROM Email Settings tab you will see the option to select the Alert Format which the monitor installation will use when creating email alerts and reports. You have 5 different options:


1.Text - Emails are delivered as plain text

2.HTML - (Recommended) Emails are delivered as HTML emails

3.RTF (Rich Text) - Alert emails will be delivered with the alert or report ATTACHED as a Rich Text (.rtf file)

4.MS Word - Alert emails will be delivered with the alert or report ATTACHED as a Microsoft Word document (.docx file)

5.Adobe PDF - Alert emails will be delivered with the alert or report ATTACHED as Adobe PDF document (.pdf file)



Configure the TO Email Address(es)

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Configuring The TO Email Address(es)


In Tab #2 you enter the TO email address(es). You must enter at least 1 address and you can enter up to 5 addresses.


To add an email address click the blue + button. To remove an email address from the list, click on the email address you want to delete and click th blue - button.


Receive WinScry Alerts Via Text Message: Most Wireless Cell Phone providers offer the use of an SMS and / or MMS gateway which allows you to use your cell phone number as an email address. See Getting Text Messages for more information.


Client Console Default values


In the screenshot shown to the left the area marked with a red square indicates the Client Console default values. Whenever you create a new alert using the WinScry Client Console software at this monitor installation these values will be pre-filled as the default. NOTE: These settings are only default values, they CAN be overridden in the WinScry Client Console software. This means that if you indicate here that you wish that all alerts created at this monitor would Hibernate (IE take no action, send no reports) between 9 PM and 4 AM, that value can be changed when the alert is created at the client.



Optional Properties

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Configuring The Optional Additional Properties


In Tab #3 there are the optional additional properties. All values that you enter here will be integrated into any alert emails or reports generated by the monitor with the WinScry Client Console software.



See Also: Client Console Help