Monitor your services and websites
This tool let you monitor your services, both local or on the network, if you have the required network permissions.
It also lets you monitor websites, if the URL returns a status OK, its green everything else its not good.
With the ability to monitor URLs, you can get all sorts of monitoring done, like windows services on remote servers. For that you can use XwTrayServicesRemote.zip
. All you need is to set it up on IIS and call it with the appropriate parameters. Don't forget to impersonate a user with permissions to get services status on the web.config.
Word of advice: Don´t create code to start and stop services remotely.
Its possible, but its a very bad practice if not correctly protected.