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I want to monitor events on a Windows Exchange Server (Windows 2008 R2) and have installed NSclient ++ so I can use Centreon Nagios to monitor it. I did a bit of research and came across this question that I found somewhat helpful: How to monitor Windows host with Nagios?

Nick Kavadias gave a good answer but it did not provide an explanation on how to configure the Nagios config file in such a way that it would monitor a specific service on the server. So, how do I set up a service in Nagios in such a way that it will detect when a windows event occurs on a server?

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Here are the step by step instructions to Monitor Windows Event Log With Nagios.:

http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/765-monitor-windows-event-log-with-nagios

The above tutorial is for server side setup for services. Instead server side changes, Check_MK agent checks is also the best way to keep monitoring services.

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Go to exchange.nagios.org It has a lot of plugins you can download and run to scan just about anything. Installation is pretty easy, too--for most of the plugins, you simply copy the downloaded file into /usr/local/nagios/libexec, write your commands.cfg, and restart nagios!

The other option would be to check all windows server event log through a centralized monitoring system for this you can go for any Event log monitoring utility

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