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How can I monitor a disabled service?



Hi, Because of company policies, I need to disable some services and I need to be able to monitor that this services are Stopped at all time. My problem is that the WMI Service Sensor sees a Service stopped and reports it as an error. How can I change this behavior??

reverse sensor services wmi

Created on May 25, 2010 8:33:09 PM

Last change on May 31, 2010 9:16:16 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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that sort of reverse functionality of a sensor where down is actually OK is not yet possible. This might be available in a future version.

If you are familiar with WQL scripts you could write your own custom sensor that checks a service and then changes the actual returned not OK into an OK

Created on May 26, 2010 7:17:14 AM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]

Last change on May 31, 2010 9:15:36 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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