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Automatically restart a service when an Event is logged.

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Hi Team,

I need to find a workaround to an issue I've been having for a while. My goal is to create a BAT file that restarts a service, I have already created the file and it works. Now my next step is for this BAT file to execute automatically every time an error event is logged in the applications logs. I have the event ID number but I don't how to check for this.

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Thomas Dark earned 1200 total points
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Hi exTechnology,

In Server 2008, you can use a scheduled task to accomplish this. "When a specific event is logged" in the schedule options. For Server 2003, this may be more awkward. You may need a WMI call to check for the event.

I'll keep looking to find a simpler option.

Regards,
Tom
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by:Thomas Dark
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Hi exTechnology,

I've found that "EventTriggers.exe" does what I believe you're after. See the link below for full details/syntax.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490901.aspx

Kind Regards,
Tom
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by:SandyWalve
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You can take help of LogParser.exe

Query your Events (System/APplicaiton for specific Event ID) Which will throw result in CSV File. There will be a script that is executed to check whether file is generated or not. If no events no file is generated. If found event, file will be generated and it will trigger the service restart.

Download Log Parser
http://www.orcsweb.com/blog/desiree/how-to-use-log-parser-to-query-event-log-data/

Save below in a Batch file with name LogScan.bat

cd\
C:
cd Monitoring\LogParser

LogParser.exe -i:EVT -o:CSV "SELECT ComputerName,EventLog,EventID,SourceName,Strings,TimeGenerated,Message INTO C:\Monitoring\LogParser\Error_Events.csv FROM \\<Server IP/Name>\Application where EventID=<EventID> and TimeGenerated >= TO_LOCALTIME(SUB( SYSTEM_TIMESTAMP(), TIMESTAMP( '05', 'mm' ) ) )"

cscript RestartService.vbs

Save below as RestartService.vbs

Dim fso,msgstr

Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set shell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")


if (fso.FileExists("C:\Monitoring\LogParser\Error_Events.csv")) then       
       shell.Run "C:\Monitoring\ServiceRestart.bat", 1, True
end if

set fso=nothing
set shell=nothing

Save below as ServiceRestart.bat

net stop <ServiceName>
net start <ServiceName>
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