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The Service Monitor Trigger monitors the specified Windows service. When the predefined triggering conditions are met, it fires up a workflow to automate service operations. For example, the Trigger can watch for service failure, and restart the service automatically when such an event happens.

Trigger on Select 1 service type from the following 3 categories:
  • Service · a regular Windows service, such as Windows Update Service, Database, CRM, etc.
  • Kernel driver · a service of the kernel driver type.
  • Filesystem driver · a service of the file system driver type.
If it Select the triggering condition (also retriggering if the repetitions are enabled):
  • is not installed
  • is installed
  • is running
  • is not running
  • is disabled

Enable triggering only upon a change in the status of a service:
  • just started
  • just restarted
  • just paused
  • just resumed
  • just stopped
Service infoShows the current status of a service, for example:
  • The service "MSSQLSERVER" is currently running.
  • The "Cryptographic Service" is currently stopped.

The tooltip displays extended service information in real-time.
YouTube video · Auto-restart Windows services


  • All triggering conditions that start with is and is not can be set to retrigger after a predefined period of time. Moreover, some of these conditions are subsets of other conditions, for instance, if a service is running it also satisfies the condition is installed.
  • All triggering conditions that start with just fire up a workflow when the status of a service changes from one state to another, for example, when a running service stops, or vice versa.

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