Windows service

When this service has a scan interval of less than 5 minutes, the agent may take longer than the scan interval to gather the metrics. As a result, you may notice some scan intervals are not populated.

The Windows Service monitors the status of a specified Windows service.

Service TypeWMI
Instances on a Device100
Supported PlatformsAny WMI-enabled workstation or server running Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, or Windows Vista
Device ClassServer - Generic, Workstation - Generic, Laptop - Windows, Server - Windows, and Workstation - Windows
Monitored ByWindows agent
Scan Interval15 minutes
Minimum Scan Interval1 minute
Service NameThe name of the Windows service being monitored.

Properties queried and calculations performed

WMI ClassWin32_Service
WMI Property 0 Started
WMI Property 1StartMode
WMI Property 2Status

Status details

Status DetailDescription
Is the Service Started?

State of the service:

  • Normal if found
  • Failed if not found
Service Start Mode

Defines the monitored service's method for starting as one of:

  • Boot
  • System
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Disabled
Service Status

Identifies the current operational status of the monitored service as one of:

  • OK
  • Error
  • Degraded
  • Unknown
  • Pred Fail
  • Starting
  • Stopping
  • Service