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I am running snmp on some of our Windows 2008 servers and am attempting to monitor the status of a number of services using the OID branch 1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.7 and appending the services index number to get back the current status. What I am finding though is that if the service is restarted then the service index changes thus my snmp check on the OID returns and invalid response.

Is there a way to query snmp with the service name in order to get the current OID of the service? Also, I find that if the service is not running then the service does not show up at all in the results of my snmpwalk. Am I missing something in my setup or query logic?

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As I am programming a proprietary internal monitoring application that needs to work across multiple OS, I needed to find another way to make SNMP work for this.

In the end I just get the result from HOST-RESOURCES-MIB::hrSWRunName which gives an array of running services. From there I just search for the known service name to make sure it's listed.
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