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What are some best practices, tools sets within the Windows 2003 server that I can utilize to monitor failed application services?

We basically have some 3party software that has a few services that it runs. I also want to be notified if the IIS server goes down as well.

I am not interested in obtaining other software for this. If I have to figure out and script in, I would rather do it that way.

Thanks for your input.

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migrated from Jun 12 '11 at 4:47

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IMHO the best way to do this given the constraints you mention is eventtriggers.exe.

You create a trigger for the event you want to monitor, which then calls a mailer script of some kind.

Look at this excellent article for more details.

and the technet article.

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very interesting..will definitely take a look at this. Thanks! – user51666 Jun 11 '11 at 1:08

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