This is my first binary release of anything.
TinyMonitorService is exactly what is sounds like. It is a service that checks only a few characteristics associated with any computer. It checks the processor utilization, the memory utilization, and the diskspace utilization for the computer on which it is installed. Also, it reports on a subset of event logs on that computer.
The event logs that are searched are:
File Replication Service
Errors in the event logs are sent via email to a specified address. The file log-excludeditems.txt allows you to identify specific log entries that should not be sent via email. Obviously, there are a few which are so common, which are completely ignored, that one can wonder why Microsoft made the particular items errors!
TinyMonitorService began as a PowerShell script. However, the overhead associated with PowerShell is fairly high and running it as a service, while possible, is not very practical.
I had a number of clients who needed basic monitoring, but did not own a monitoring solution, and for whatever reason, could not utilize one of the other free solutions available. Initially, it was installed exclusively on Exchange Servers, but after a few enhancements, it became a good-enough solution for most servers.
Why don't I release the source? Quite frankly, I'm not happy with it. I'm somewhat embarrassed by it. The service is written in C#, almost a line-for-line translation of the PowerShell script, plus the things that are necessary to create a Windows service (which came from MSDN). It's pretty damn ugly.
Expand the contents of TinyMonitorService.zip into C:\TinyMonitorService. Then execute the configuration PowerShell script in that folder:
powershell.exe -file TinyMonitorConfig-v2.ps1
After you have done this, create the service as described in ReadMe.txt in that folder.
If you have questions, please email me.
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