Windows Service monitoring
Figure 1: ActiveXperts Network Monitor Windows Service" Check
ActiveXperts solution to monitor a Windows Service
Service monitoring involves a probe that returns the status of a service. ActiveXperts Network Monitor monitors services on local- and remote computers by checking if the
status equals "Running". If so, the server is running fine, otherwise it's not.
A Service check requires the following parameters:
- Computer - The host name or the IP address of the computer you want to monitor;
- Service - The Windows service name. You can either the 'friendly name' (as it appears in the Control Panel) or the 'short name' (the registry key name in the HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services registry hive);
- Must run / Must not run - Determines success or error of the check. If the service should NOT be running, select 'Must not run', otherwise select 'Must run';
- Credentials - Select alternate Windows credentials if necessary.