Setting Security Center client applications in maintenance mode

If you are changing the configuration settings of your system, you can set all Security Center client applications (Security Desk) in maintenance mode so that the health statistics for your applications are not affected.

What you should know

Unexpected downtime (when an application is unavailable) affects the health statistics of that application. However, when an application is in maintenance mode, the downtime is considered expected downtime, and is not used in calculating the availability of that application.
NOTE: Setting an application in maintenance mode does not stop the health events, but it reports all health events as information only.

To set a Security Center client application in maintenance mode:

  1. Open the System task, and click the Roles view.
  2. Select the Health Monitor, and then click the Properties tab.
  3. Switch the Client app. maintenance mode option to ON, and click Apply.