We currently have a service that is failing and need to be notified when it does. How to set up the service to send an email when it fails.

  • Is it a third party service or something you are developing? If it is a common service, what's its name/purpose? – Jan Doggen Apr 26 '13 at 15:04
  • Is a commercial solution OK? – CoreTech Apr 26 '13 at 18:41

It is easy to get a Windows Service to run a program when it fails. Go to the Services snap-in, find the service, double click, and go to the Recovery tab. There you can choose what happens when it fails.

One of the options is Run a Program. You can write a script or program that sends an email, and simply point this at it. An easy way is to use Windows' wscript. See link.

Service Control Dialog

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