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I have a critical application that I need to have it running on my server.

Unfortunately it's poorly coded and it keeps crashing. If it's not running it's a big problem, but I can't use a simple application monitor like this because if the app crashes I need to input the configuration again - so I can't just run it again, I have to RDP into the server and manually start it again.

So I need a monitor that sends me an email if the process has been stopped. Anyone knows a program that can do that job? I couldn't find it

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You could set a scheduled task that runs a powershell script every n minutes to check for the presence of the process and email you if it cannot find it.

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You could use nagios with the following check string:

check_command       check_nt!PROCSTATE!-d SHOWALL -l Explorer.exe
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