Powershell Tip: Send quick Email when a service goes down [Update: And bring it back up]

Yes we have SCOM monitoring and stuff, but if some testing or debugging is going on and do don’t want to do down the hassle of setting up alerts and just simply want to get notified when a service goes down, here is a simple script

 

It’s pretty self explanatory.

You can also send it to multiple recipients

 

Voila!! It will check every 10 seconds and if the service is in any other state apart from “Running”, it will send you an email and stop execution.

Update: And easy to bring it back up when it goes down. Run the following in PS as Admin. It will send a mail when service is down and bring it back up.

 

 

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