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SNMP reports start and WMI is not.

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We use Solarwinds Orion Network monitoring tool which gets it's info via SNMP.  About once a week the Solarwinds is showing that the DNS service has started on one of our internal DNS servers.  When I go to the servers event viewer I can't find a corresponding DNS start event.  Solarwinds Tech told me that the event viewer is getting it's info via WMI.  So my question is why would SNMP show a DNS start and WMI does not?
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They both should show when the DNS starts. Can you restart DNS service and see if it listed in Event Viewer and also shows up in Solarwinds?
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Yes, it shows up in both when I manually start and stop DNS.
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Then go back to Solarwinds and explain to them that their SNMP alerts are not working they way they should be. Maybe there should be a different MIB that is needed.
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