Have you ever wondered if Anti-virus is running on all client computers? Or if the desktop firewall is started and running as supposed to be? If you haven’t started with DCM yet you should really try it out!
Using DCM it is possible to check if a specific service is running using DCM.
The following steps descibes how to create a configuration item for reporting if the Spooler service is running. We use WMI and query win32\Service for the state of the service.
Create a new Configuration Item as shown in the example below, where “Name=Spooler” determines which service to monitor(easy to change to for instance TmListen for Trend Micro Officescan):
On the validation tab press new and configure the validation as shown below:
After pressing OK change the severity on the next page to Error:
Then you are ready to add it to your baseline.
4 thoughts on “Using DCM in Configuration Manager 2007 to report if service is running”
Thats Great, Thank You
Thanks! I’m new to SCCM and this was a big help. How can I check to confirm that a service is NOT installed? I tried Started!=True and Started=False, but both fail (non-compliant) if the service is not even installed (which is the desired condition).
I created this baseline in sccm and deployed 300 machines. To check status in each and every machines is bit difficult.
Do you have any sql query or any report to find the how many machines are running this services or not running. Please help
Can we use this method for every windows methods.. XP, Win 7, Win 8