I need to write a script that takes data about reliability of Windows services (default and custom) and forwards them to a central server for processing. My problem is that I am not sure what log files track this. The data I need to track is when the services boot, when they close, and whether they close successfully or with an error code (and what that error code is). Any help is greatly appreciated.
I need to keep track of the background services running on a windows 7 or XP machine (what linux calls daemons).