1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 29, 2009 2:26 PM by Fodome

    How to monitor a stopped service?


      I need to be able to monitor a service that is stopped. If the service is started, I need an alert.  Is this possible?

        • Re: How to monitor a stopped service?

          Hey chaldz,

          Originally I was going to say that this would be possible using a Custom SNMP Monitor, however, it turns out that if a service is not running, it simply does not exist in the OID branch.  As a result, the Monitor would fail automatically.

          The other option would be to simply monitor the process and if it is running, cause the Monitor to fail.  You can use the script found at the following location, however, set the Monitor to expect a 1 instead of a 0:

          Monitoring the Existence of a Specific Process on a Remote Machine Running Windows 2000/XP/2003

          Hopefully this gets you close to what you need.


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