Is it possible to monitor a group of services to make sure they are not running? We set the following services to disabled and they need to remain that way. I need to be alerted if someone starts these services.

  • Alerter
  • ClipBook
  • Computer Browser
  • FTP Publishing Service
  • Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
  • Messenger
  • NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
  • Routing and Remote Access
  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
  • SNMP Service
  • SNMP Trap
  • Telnet
  • Windows Firewall
  • Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
  • World Wide Web Publishing Service

The issue I'm experiencing is this. I need them monitored as a group, so I set up the monitor and inverted the monitor status. I assumed (incorrectly) that if one service were activated, the monitor would fire an alert. How can I accomplish this goal?

asked 09 Jan '13, 10:13

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Hi Seth -

We've just pushed out an update to the Service Monitor that will let you monitored for started services that shouldn't be running. It's at:


answered 28 Jan '13, 11:50

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Asked: 09 Jan '13, 10:13

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Last updated: 28 Jan '13, 11:50