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What's the best way to configure an alert notification when a process change from a running state to not running?
I'm configuring an alert in the performance monitor for that particular process with a counter for elapsed time. I configured it to not be under 60. I thougt the value would be in seconds but it isn't. Should i use an other counter or another value? And which interval value should i use?
Plz help
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by:TechnicallyMaybe
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Is the process a service?
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how did you configure your alert and what you want to monitor?
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by:Mohamed Khairy
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What do you mean by word pro cess, Is it Service or Application or what?

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You explained that you want " to configure an alert notification when a process change from a running state to not running?"

If this is a procees so it will have a system event logs whenever it works or stopped.

You can search for the event number or ID on the windows system logs and then right click on it and choose " attach task to this event " and then you can choose whether to be notified by email, diplaying a message or by starting a specific program.



Hope this may help you.

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MKhairy
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by:FlipTrip
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@mkhairy
Wow, I didn't know you can do that. Unfortunatly, we have a windows 2003 server where this is not possible.

It's indeed a service which i want to monitor. The service is part of an application (Microsoft Dynamicx). I wan't to know when this service goes down.

thx
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I've managed to configure an alert but the value i configured isn't correct.
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by:Mohamed Khairy
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Ok, let me think for a solution and get back to you with an easy one.

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by:Mohamed Khairy
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Download the freeware version from the below program and try it until I can find a best solution.

http://www.netwrix.com/windows_services_monitoring_freeware.html
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by:TechnicallyMaybe
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How about setting the service to run a script when it stops?  In the script you can call a command line smtp utility to send you an email.
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by:FlipTrip
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Sorry for the late reply, I was on holiday. I'm using the freeware tool now. Thx for the help
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Which free tool? Netwrix or other one?

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Hi FlipTrip,

Does netwrix free tool helped you or not?

I f yes, so why you didn't split the points?
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