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Monitor to ensure a Windows Process is NOT running



I want to monitor for a process to ensure it is not running during normal business hours. The problem is the sensor goes to down state when it cannot find the process. Not finding the process is the good state. the down state would be if it can find the process during the window I have the job running.

I had setup the Windows Process sensor and had the Instance channel trigger if when above 0.95. This works when the process is running, but if it is not running the senor goes to down state, and triggers an alarm also.

Any ideas around this issue?

down-sensors process-monitoring windows

Created on Oct 29, 2018 8:31:12 PM

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Hello there,
thank you for your inquiry.

The standard Windows Process Sensor will go Down if the process is not active on the device, as mentioned in the documentation.

To achieve what you're looking to do, you will need a custom sensor. Please refer to:

Best Regards,
Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]

Created on Oct 30, 2018 1:03:36 PM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]

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