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Checks if defined services have a specific status or checks for all automatic services and if they are running and have not been terminated with exit code 0

Invoke-IcingaCheckService can be used to check the state of specified services against a user definable threshold. In addition the plugin can be used to check for all services which are configured to run automatically on Windows startup by not defining a specific service during plugin call. In this case the plugin will return ‘CRITICAL’ for services which are set to Automatic and not running, but only if the service ExitCode is not 0.

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To execute this plugin you will require to grant the following user permissions.

WMI Permissions

  • Root\Cimv2


Argument Type Required Default Description
Service Array false @() Used to specify an array of services which should be checked against the status. Supports ‘*’ for
Exclude Array false @() Allows to exclude services which might come in handy for checking services which are configured to start automatically
on Windows but are not running and weren’t exited properly.
Status String false Running Status for the specified service or services to check against.
FilterStartupType Array false @() Allows to include only services with a specific startup type inside the monitoring,
in case you check for a list of specific services by using -Service
MitigateUnknown SwitchParameter false False This will tell the plugin to return OK instead of UNKNOWN, in case no service was added to this
OverrideNotFound String false Unknown This argument will allow you to override the default behavior of the plugin in case a service was not found on the
system. By default, it will report UNKNOWN but you can set with this argument if the service state should be
Verbosity Int32 false 0 Changes the behavior of the plugin output which check states are printed:
0 (default): Only service checks/packages with state not OK will be printed
1: Only services with not OK will be printed including OK checks of affected check packages including Package config
2: Everything will be printed regardless of the check state
3: Identical to Verbose 2, but prints in addition the check package configuration e.g (All must be [OK])
NoPerfData SwitchParameter false False Disables the performance data output of this plugin
ThresholdInterval String Change the value your defined threshold checks against from the current value to a collected time threshold of the Icinga for Windows daemon, as described here. An example for this argument would be 1m or 15m which will use the average of 1m or 15m for monitoring.


Example Command 1


Example Output 1

[OK] Check package "Services"
| 'pending_paused_services'=0;; 'running_services'=80;; 'pending_continued_services'=0;; 'stopped_services'=5;; 'pending_started_services'=0;; 'service_count'=85;; 'pending_stopped_services'=0;; 'paused_services'=0;;    

Example Command 2

Invoke-IcingaCheckService -Service WiaRPC, Spooler -Status 'Running' -Verbosity 2

Example Output 2

[CRITICAL] Check package "Services" (Match All) - [CRITICAL] Service "Ereignisse zum Abrufen von Standbildern (WiaRPC)"
\_ [OK] Service "Druckwarteschlange (Spooler)": Running
\_ [CRITICAL] Service "Ereignisse zum Abrufen von Standbildern (WiaRPC)": Value "Stopped" is not matching threshold "Running"
| 'pending_paused_services'=0;; 'running_services'=1;; 'pending_continued_services'=0;; 'stopped_services'=1;; 'pending_started_services'=0;; 'service_count'=2;; 'pending_stopped_services'=0;; 'paused_services'=0;; 'service_druckwarteschlange_spooler'=4;;4 'service_ereignisse_zum_abrufen_von_standbildern_wiarpc'=1;;4    

Example Command 3

Invoke-IcingaCheckService -Exclude icinga2

Example Output 3

[OK] Check package "Services"
| 'pending_paused_services'=0;; 'running_services'=80;; 'pending_continued_services'=0;; 'stopped_services'=5;; 'pending_started_services'=0;; 'service_count'=85;; 'pending_stopped_services'=0;; 'paused_services'=0;;    

Example Command 4

Invoke-IcingaCheckService -Service '*csv*'

Example Output 4

[CRITICAL] Check package "Services" - [CRITICAL] Service "Volumetric Audio Compositor-Dienst (VacSvc)", Service "Windows-Ereignissammlung (Wecsvc)", Service "Windows-Sofortverbindung - Konfigurationsregistrierungsstelle (wcncsvc)"
\_ [CRITICAL] Service "Volumetric Audio Compositor-Dienst (VacSvc)": Value "Stopped" is not matching threshold "Running"
\_ [CRITICAL] Service "Windows-Ereignissammlung (Wecsvc)": Value "Stopped" is not matching threshold "Running"
\_ [CRITICAL] Service "Windows-Sofortverbindung - Konfigurationsregistrierungsstelle (wcncsvc)": Value "Stopped" is not matching threshold "Running"
| 'pending_paused_services'=0;; 'running_services'=4;; 'pending_continued_services'=0;; 'stopped_services'=3;; 'pending_started_services'=0;; 'service_count'=7;; 'pending_stopped_services'=0;; 'paused_services'=0;; 'service_sicherheitscenter_wscsvc'=4;;4 'service_volumetric_audio_compositordienst_vacsvc'=1;;4 'service_windowsereignissammlung_wecsvc'=1;;4 'service_synchronisierungshost_2c66e0_onesyncsvc_2c66e0'=4;;4 'service_windowssofortverbindung_konfigurationsregistrierungsstelle_wcncsvc'=1;;4 'service_windows_update_medic_service_waasmedicsvc'=4;;4 'service_microsoft_passport_ngcsvc'=4;;4