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At my office I have a Windows XP PC that is always supposed to be running and logged in, because it is used as a server.

Is there an existing app that would allow me to get an automated email alert whenever this PC isn’t running and logged in? Perhaps the server PC would send a signal to a remote PC on an hourly basis, and if this signal isn't received, then an email alert would be generated.

LogMeIn Pro has a feature that can accomplish this, but I would prefer a free option.

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The Dude, according to the online manual, can send email notifications.

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