Put a Monitored Computer in Maintenance Mode

Applies To: Windows Essential Business Server

Use the following procedure in the System Center Essentials console to put a monitored computer or device in your Windows EBS network in maintenance mode.

Maintenance mode suppresses any alerts or errors that might occur when a monitored object is taken offline or shut down for maintenance.


To ensure that System Center Essentials functions properly, it is recommended that you do not put the Windows EBS Management Server (or a server that is running a remote System Center Essentials database) in maintenance mode.

For more information about maintenance mode, see System Center Essentials Help: On the Management Server, in the System Center Essentials console, press F1.

You must use an account that is in the Domain Admins group to perform this procedure.

To put a monitored computer in maintenance mode

  1. Start the System Center Essentials console by using one of the procedures in Start the System Center Essentials Console, earlier in this document.

  2. In the System Center Essentials console, click Monitoring.

  3. In the Monitoring pane, expand Monitoring, and then click Computers.

  4. In the Computers pane, right-click the computer that you want to place into maintenance mode, click Maintenance Mode, and then click Start Maintenance Mode.

  5. In the Maintenance Mode Settings dialog box, choose the duration and other maintenance mode settings that you want to apply, and then click OK.