You can create a Windows services unit monitor that you can use to generate an alert.

To create a Windows services unit monitor

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators user role or Operations Manager Authors user role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  2. In the Operations console, click the Authoring button.

  3. In the Authoring pane, expand Authoring, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Monitors.

  4. Click the Change Scope button.

  5. In the Scope Management Pack Objects dialog box, in the Find text box, type Windows Computer, select the Windows Computer target check box, and then click OK.

  6. In the Monitors pane, expand Windows Computer, expand Entity Health, right-click Availability, point to Create a monitor, and then click Unit Monitor.

  7. In the Create a unit monitor wizard, on the Select a Monitor Type page, expand Windows Services, click Basic Service Monitor, and then click Next.

    You can either select a management pack from the Select destination management pack list or create a new unsealed management pack by clicking New. By default, when you create a management pack object, disable a rule or monitor, or create an override, Operations Manager saves the setting to the Default Management Pack. As a best practice, you should create a separate management pack for each sealed management pack you want to customize, rather than saving your customized settings to the Default Management Pack. For more information, see Default Management Pack.
  8. On the General Properties page, in the Name box, type a name for the unit monitor, and then you can type a description.

  9. In the Parent monitor list, click the appropriate parent monitor, and then click Next.

  10. On the Service Name page, under Service name, click the () button.

  11. On the Select Windows Service page, under Computer name, click the () button and configure a computer and a Windows Service, and then click OK.

  12. On the Service Name page, click Next.

  13. On the Configure Health page, leave NotRunning and Running set to the defaults, and then click Next.

  14. On the Configure Alerts page, click Generate alerts for this monitor, and then click Create.

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