External programs selected for this action must be executable using a batch file called from the command line. Programs executed this way run in the background. However, you can set the SolarWinds Alerting Engine Service to Interact with Desktop.
SolarWinds recommends that scripts and batch files be placed on the root of c:\ to simplify the path for the batch file.
c:\is the disk on your main poller and
test.batis your external program to be executed.
Schedule the action by selecting Time of Day > Use special Time of Day schedule for this action . This schedule only applies to the alert action you are editing.
This is often used to prevent an action from occurring during specific windows.
Select how frequently this action occurs for each triggered alert in Execution Settings.
Click Add Action.