Windows Monitoring

Advanced Options to Make Sure Your Critical Windows Systems are Running

Windows Monitoring

Active Directory Event Monitor

Monitors changes in Active Directory and warns you about new, modified and deleted computers and users. It can warn you about locked out, expired and disabled user accounts. It can also watch AD groups that you specify and warn you if items are added or removed from the groups.

Bandwidth Event Monitor

Uses Windows-specific protocols to monitor the bandwidth used by servers and workstations. This event monitor takes two traffic samples for a remote machine and then calculates the bandwidth used for the time period between the samples. It can detect incoming, outgoing and total bandwidth and offers options to warn if any exceed specified values.

CPU Usage Event Monitor

Monitors the CPU usage on servers, workstations. Includes many more options than the System Health event monitor. Takes one or more samples of CPU usage and warns if the average or maximum value exceeds specified thresholds. Options for overall CPU usage monitoring or per-core monitoring. Option to include a list of the top processes by CPU usage in every notification.

Device Failure Event Monitor

Checks the device manager on servers and workstations for failed devices. Warns about all failed devices but you can tell it ignore certain devices that you already know about such as sound card on a server that’s missing drivers but is not needed anyway.

Disk I/O Event Monitor

Monitors read and write rates along with queue lengths for all of your disks and alerts based on thresholds you set.

Exchange Performance Event Monitor

Monitors a set of commonly-used Exchange performance counters and warns you if the thresholds you specify have been exceeded. Includes options for monitoring active client logons, queue sizes, rates for messages sent & received, and more.

Logon Security Event Monitor

Checks the event log for logon security events. This event monitor scans the security event logs on remote machines. It can be configured to warn about failed login attempts. It can also be set to check for specific users and warn if specified users are found or if it finds users that are not in a list that you specify.

Performance Counter Event Monitor

Monitors Windows performance counters on remote machines. This event monitor can check any Windows performance counter including the counters added by third-party applications. It can warn when counters go over or under specified values and it also keeps graph data for the counter so you can detect long-term patterns and trends.

Process Event Monitor

Monitors individual processes for CPU and memory usage. This event monitor watches the processes running on remote machines. It can be set to check overall CPU and memory usage or to focus on a specific processes to make sure they are running and aren’t using too much CPU time or memory. Options to warn if specified processes are present or missing.

Registry Event Monitor

Checks values in the Windows Registry on remote machines. This event monitor checks the registry on remote machines for specified values and warns based on the selections you choose. It can monitor any registry value even in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER section by scanning the sections for all or some of the user security ids.

System Restart Event Monitor

Checks the event log on remote systems for records that indicate there was a planned or unplanned system restart. Can also check for reason text entered by administrators and include it in notifications.

System Uptime Event Monitor

Monitors the system uptime on servers, workstations. This event monitor reports on the system uptime for the servers that you select. On the Last Status tab it provides a summary of the uptime for all of your servers in an easy to read format. It can also warn if a machine has been rebooted so that you are always notified about unexpected restarts.

Task Scheduler Event Monitor

Checks on Windows Task Scheduler tasks and alerts based on status and results. Alerts based on the task result and warns about missed runs.

Terminal Services Event Monitor

Queries specified Terminal Services server(s) for availability and session information. This event monitor includes options to verify that Terminal Services are available and to check the number of concurrent sessions. It can also warn when specified users are found logged in.

Terminal Services Event Monitor

Monitor Windows DHCP servers. Checks usage levels of lease blocks and optionally verifies that assigned devices are listed in Active Directory.

Windows Event Log Event Monitor

Checks the Windows Event Log on remote machines for specified events. This event monitor can check any event log on multiple remote machines. You can apply filters to check for specific records and can filter on the event ID, category, source or even on words in the event message itself. Another option is to warn about all events of specified types but to ignore specified events based on their source, category, event ID or message text.

Windows Service Event Monitor

Checks the status of Windows services on remote machines and warns if they are found to be stopped or missing. Can check multiple services and has options to try to start services if they are found to be stopped.

Windows Update Event Monitor

Checks specified servers and warns if patches and updates from Windows Update have not been installed recently. This event monitor checks remote machines and warns if it finds that they have not had patches installed in more than a specified number of days. It provides a great way to be reminded about machines that might be under the control of other users and haven’t been updated recently.

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