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Chapter 20. Monitoring Windows Servers

You don't always deal with a homogeneous server landscape consisting of just Linux or Linux/Unix computers. As long as you are just monitoring pure network services, operating systems make no difference. But if you want to query local, non-network-capable resources, that is a different matter altogether.

With Unix-based systems such as Mac OS X, you can normally use the tools described so far (local plugins, NRPE, NSCA). In Windows you have to find other solutions. To some extent, local plugins can be run and/or compiled in an environment emulating Unix (for example, Cygwin[228]).

Because of the different philosophies of the operating system families, there are peculiarities as well, features in one operating ...

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