I set up a job, and in Job Properties > Notifications I checked E-mail When the job fails.

I'm wondering if instead of this e-mail, I can make it run an .exe or similar with the details. The reason is I have a piece of custom monitoring software I wrote for other applications, and I want the events to go through that instead.

Is this possible somehow? Or should I write to the event log and just try to parse it? What is net send, could that do it?


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    You can setup a Job Step that only runs if the previous Step fails. Make that run an .exe? Nov 6, 2014 at 15:11
  • That sounds promising! Thanks, I am a bit new to all this stuff.
    – NibblyPig
    Nov 6, 2014 at 15:25
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    You could have a step that executes a powershell or cmd script Nov 6, 2014 at 15:27
  • Cheers you have answered in the comments :)
    – NibblyPig
    Nov 6, 2014 at 15:32
  • Another thing is to write the failure to windows event log. Most of the monitoring tools tend to look in the event logs for failure reporting.
    – Kin Shah
    Nov 6, 2014 at 16:27


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