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How do I Monitor a Windows Service when All I Have is an IP Address?
A Service Monitor requests either a Server Name or a Primary IP Address to monitor Services on a machine.
To check if an IP address will work:
- Click the Tools menu option and select Server/Workstation Control.
- Select either Restart Windows Services or Stop Windows Services from the Action drop-down menu.
- Enter the IP Address in the Server Name / Primary IP Address field.
- Click the Select button beside the Services field to scan the machine for a list of Services.
ipMonitor can monitor Windows Services and computers anywhere on an IP-enabled network. However, only those servers located on the Local Area Network on which ipMonitor is installed will appear in the network list generated.
Services outside the Local Area Network can be monitored directly via the primary IP address of the remote machine, provided the following requirements are met:
- The Windows account assigned to the ipMonitorSrv service has permission to request the Service list on the remote system.
- The server has the appropriate ports open and available to the IP addresses ipMonitor uses (the recommended port to enable is TCP PORT 445).
- The SNMP Service is installed and running on the remote system.
- Access to the default SNMP port is allowed (UDP PORT 161).
Last Updated: December 22, 2006 | What did you think of this topic?