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By Dimitris ·
I am in a helpdesk, supporting users all across Europe. I remotely administer a server in Greece whose spooler service is switching off automatically without any resone whatsoever. Is there a way that I can have an alert every time the spooler is stopping ? Or can I use network monitor or performance monitor (via SMS) in any way to be able to take notice every time the spooler service is shut down ?

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by nt_techie In reply to NT Remote Monitoring

Create your own spooler monitor service using Perfmon and the NT Resource Kit:

1. Create a batch file that will notify you in some fashion. My preferences would be to use something from NT Res Kit: Logevent (Event Log entry), or Mapisend (MAPI e-mail alert).
2. In Perfmon, create a counter to monitor:
- Object: Process
- Counter: ID Process
- Instance: SPOOLSS.
3. Also, add an alert for the same Process:
- Alert If: Under 1
- Run Program On Alert: "batch file from step 1"
- Set the alert interval under Options...Alert
4. Save the Perfmon workspace to something like spoolmon.pmw.
5. Place the files being used together in a directory.
6. Use Instsrv and Srvany from NT Res Kit to create new service ->
7. Run instsrv to install srvany.exe as a service:
- Instsrv "Spooler Monitor" c:\winnt\srvany.exe
8. Create the following Registry edits:
- Put the perfmon.exe as the name of the application to run as a service under the application key.
- Put the name of the performancemonitor workspace in the AppParameters key.
- Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Spooler Monitor, create a 'Parameters' key
- Under the above key, create an 'Application' value of type REG_SZ, and specify the full path of your app executable. For example: Application: REG_SZ: c:\winnt\system32\perfmon.exe
- Under the above key, create an 'AppParameters' value of type REG_SZ and specify the parameters for your app. For Example: AppParameters: REG_SZ: C:\mydir\spoolmon.pmw
9. Start the created service to begin monitoring. Test by stopping the Spooler manually.

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by nt_techie In reply to NT Remote Monitoring

If you use the above method and choose to be notified via Mapisend, make sure you have the service start with an account that has rights to the mailbox used to send the message.

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by arclites In reply to NT Remote Monitoring

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