DEPRECIATED – see dSupportSuite
Current Version: 1.7
dEventMonitor is a fully configurable real-time Windows event log monitor, alerting you when your pre-defined events are triggered, optionally sending you a ‘heartbeat’ email on a scheduled basis.
Alerts types are configurable, and there are two options:
- A balloon pop-up from the system tray.
- An email notification to a predefined address.
Additionally you can schedule a ‘heartbeat’ email to be sent at a pre-defined interval. The heartbeat email includes:
- System Uptime (since last reboot)
- Current status of the dEventMonitor service
- Current status of any Windows service you wish to check, fully configurable!
- Report of any services configured to automatically start which are currently not in a running state.
- Total and available free space on the OS partition or any other partition/mapped network drive you specify, with a warning if it falls below 10% free.
- Simple SNMP query to a specific OID to any network accessible SNMP enabled device, just to check for signs of life.
- A list of newly installed applications since the last heartbeat.
Last but not least, with the registered version you may schedule automatic updates to your rule sets from your own webserver!
How it works:
- A Windows Service is installed to monitor for your pre-defined events.
- The Desktop Monitor application can be configured to start with Windows automatically, or not to run at all…
- When the Desktop Monitor is configured to run, simply double-click the tray icon to access event history and configuration.
- Use to monitor events related to a certain backup program, and schedule the heartbeat to check the program’s service.
- Use to monitor Microsoft Exchange errors / warnings.
- Use to monitor logon attempt failures on your secure server to detect hacking attempts.
- Use to monitor Windows system events or events generated by any other applications.
- Combine usage with dMaintenance, Disk Health Monitor, Shutdown Unless, and your 3rd party remote support app or even dSupport, and deploy these apps to create your own Managed Services / Proactive Monitoring services package to sell to your clients!!!
- Personal use: dEventMonitor is FREE for personal use only if you acknowledge that this program is provided with no warranties or guarantees of any kind, and that you (not John N. Shaw, not Foolish IT, LLC, not my web host, not your ISP, not your mother) and only you are held as the bearer of sole responsibility for any use or misuse of this software and any resulting damages in any form, monetary or otherwise. If you do not accept this policy but are still compelled to use the software, there is a small one-time licensing fee of 10 million dollars.
- Commercial use: dEventMonitor is not allowed, period.
- See dSupportSuite for commercial functionality.
Installation: To install, simply run the installer! Be sure and configure after install!
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 – Windows 7, or Windows Server 2000* – Windows Server 2008 R2*
* Usage on Server operating systems constitutes commercial use, and requires registration.
Configuration: Run dEventMonitor.exe /config (or use the Start Menu shortcut).
Uninstallation: To uninstall, use the shortcut in the start menu, or run the uninst000.exe from the installation directory.
- When scheduling automatic updates of dEventMonitor from www.FoolishIT.com, the Desktop Monitor component (system tray icon) will not reappear after the update check or actual update has finished. If this is an issue, it can be resolved by manually editing the scheduled task and supplying different user credentials for the task to run under (as the default is the SYSTEM account.)
- The system tray icon may not properly disappear when performing certain operations with dEventMonitor, causing multiple system tray icons to be visible until you run your mouse over them (and the ghost icons disappear.)
- Launching the configuration may crash on some systems under rare conditions, (note the service continues to work as expected, only the configuration screen is affected.) To resolve the issue permanently, be sure to have v1.5.1 or above installed, and launch dEventMonitor.exe with the /configsafe parameter, or modify the parameter in the start menu shortcut. If you need assistance with this feel free to ask in the forums.