I have multiple services running on several Windows Server machine on our local network, and I would like to monitor them from my local Windows 7 machine, so I am notified when one or more services are down. Please note that the tool needs to ask Windows about the state of the services, not look at whether e.g. a http port is responsive or not.
I have administrative rights on both machines, but not on the domain. I have the exact names of the services. My machine is not always on. I can write small programs in .NET and big programs in Java.
I'd like something like a permanent version of the Outlook notification pane in the lower right corner.
Does such a thing exist?