You can use Uptrends Infra to watch the state of any Windows Service. This allows you to monitor that particular services are still running on your Windows server or PC, including IIS/WWW services, SQL Server Agent service, SMTP service or any other service you installed, or that was already part of the operating system.
The following instructions show how to use the built-in WMI sensor to retrieve and monitor the running state of a service on a Windows machine.
To inspect the results for the new sensor, go to Dashboards > Device overview and click on the appropriate device. The Status tile should now display a result for the sensor you just created. If you see the value “1”, this means that the Windows Service is running correctly.
These instructions only apply if you want to measure the state of a Windows Service running on the same machine as the Uptrends Infra Agent. If you want to measure Windows Services on a different machine, you will need to configure that machine to allow WMI queries from the Agent machine. Please contact our Support department for more information on that topic.