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Alarm on window service failure



I have a Windows service that needs to be restarted every 2 hours and I would like a user to be notified if it fails to connect to the service after 2 minutes. I have installed the Windows GUI and would prefer if after 2mins of failed state that the popup is displayed or wav file played. I have setup a WMI service sensor which works well. I have looked under notifications/state triggers and it didnt seem to do what I wanted, it looks like the options for this were only to send an email, is this correct?

notifications prtg service

Created on Nov 2, 2010 3:16:29 AM

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I would suggest maybe to use a Windows Scheduled task to perform the restarts of the service every 2hours. Furthermore, you can use triggers also to perform other notifications (SMS, IM, etc.) but they can't influence the WindowsGUI and its pop-up.

Best Regards.

Created on Nov 3, 2010 1:01:53 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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