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NPM v11.5 - Desktop Notification Tool Alert Sounds

Updated October 5th, 2016


Desktop Notification Tool

The Desktop Notification Tool is an application that is installed on an administrator's desktop that can be used to notify administrators when there is an alert in Orion without the need for a web browser to be opened to the Orion web page. This tools available for download through the web based alert manager when you select, Play a sound as your alert action. This is especially useful for dedicated NOC computers.


NPM 11.5


How to Download the SolarWinds Desktop Notification Tool

Do the following steps to download the SolarWinds Desktop Notification Tool:
NOTE: The download link will depend on the name of the SolarWinds server.

  1. Go to <Your SolarWinds Orion server>/DesktopNotificationTool/SolarWinds.DesktopNotificationTool.msi to download the installer.
  2. Once completed, run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install the client.
  1. Click Next in the SolarWinds Desktop Notification Tool Setup window.
  1. Tick the I accept the terms in the License Agreement box and click Next.
  1. Click Next to confirm the destination folder.
  1. Click Install to proceed with the tool setup.
  1. Click Finish to complete the installation.
  2. Enter the following information to connect to the desktop notification client and receive alerts:

Run the MSI and the tool will install to:   C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion\Desktop Notification Tool\
There will be a shortcut to this on your Desktop and it will run in the Servers Taskbar. image2015-2-24 12-56-1.png


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User rights are inherited from Orion account you are using. You enter your Orion creds when starting tool. 
Tool should have access to http protocol and to Orion website (so this should  be checked if anti-virus software or firewall are not blocking it).


You need to login to Tool using Orion Web Account once it's installed: image2015-2-24 18-11-23.png


Usage limitation is one per computer but there is no limitation to how many users can use it.


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