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Can someone let me know if it is possible to create a run a vb script to check if a process is running, if the process is not running then restart (stop then start I guess) a Windows service?

My example VB script is here, just wondering if this can be used with a PRTG sensor to automate the recovery:

strComputer = "localhost"

Set wbemServices = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer)
Set wbemObjectSet = wbemServices.InstancesOf("Win32_Process")
Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

for each wbemObject in wbemObjectSet
	If wbemObject.Name = "notepad.exe" then
	End If

objShell.Run("sc \\" & strComputer & " stop wuauserv && sc \\" & strComputer & " start wuauserv")


prtg script wmi

Created on Jun 28, 2013 10:06:57 AM

Last change on Jul 1, 2013 12:23:04 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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thank you very much for your KB-Post. This should be possible by monitoring the process with a WMI Process Monitor and then using the solution of the following KB-Article to restart the service: Restart a remote service

best regards.

Created on Jul 1, 2013 12:26:26 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



Perfect, worked a treat.


Created on Jul 2, 2013 7:53:54 AM

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