Windows – How to Set up an Email When a Windows Service Fails


We currently have a service that is failing and need to be notified when it does. How to set up the service to send an email when it fails.

Best Answer

It is easy to get a Windows Service to run a program when it fails. Go to the Services snap-in, find the service, double click, and go to the Recovery tab. There you can choose what happens when it fails.

One of the options is Run a Program. You can write a script or program that sends an email, and simply point this at it. An easy way is to use Windows' wscript. See link.

Service Control Dialog

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