Alert Conditions

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Alert Conditions


There are 6 different types of Alert Conditions you can create for each WinScry Conditional Alert. Within each Conditional Alert you can create as many Alert Conditions as you like. This means that you can create 1 Conditional Alert with <nn> different Alert Conditions OR you can create <nn> different Conditional Alerts with 1 condition each. Neither approach is more correct than the other.


Alert Conditions Toolbar

Alert Conditions Toolbar


Folder Conditions: The system will monitor a folder on the file system for you and the condition will Trigger if the folder is offline or if the number of files in the folder, or the total size of files in the folder falls above or below limits set by you. It can also monitor the age of the oldest or newest file in the folder and trigger if it is older/newer than you would like.


HDD Conditions: The system will monitor a fixed disk drive on the computer and will trigger if the disk free space falls below a value set by you.


Service Conditions: The system will monitor the status of any MS Windows Service that you like and the condition will trigger if the service is not installed or if it is not running.


Network Conditions: The system will periodically monitor network communications by pinging a TCP/IP Address or Website defined by you or by verifying that a specific network device (Server, NAS, etc) is detected and visible to the computer.


Database Conditions: You create a database connection profile (for Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, or ODBC) and the system will monitor connectivity to the database. Optionally, you can enter a SQL query statement which the system will execute periodically and trigger the condition based on the results of that query.


Task Conditions:  With a Task Condition (also called a Process Condition) WinScry will monitor the running processes on the computer (as shown in the Processes tab of your Windows Task Manager) and the condition will trigger if your selected process is NOT running.


As the WinScry Client Windows Service evaluates your Alert Conditions they will be assigned 1 of 3 states:


1.Normal. Indicates that all is well and the Alert Condition has not been met.

2.Activated. Indicates the condition has been met, but not enough time has passed to trigger.

3.Triggered. The condition has been met for long enough to exceed the trigger threshold.


All Alert Conditions are made up of 2 basic parts.

1.The "Conditional Logic" which determines what must occur for the alert condition to become Activated.

2.A time period (we call it the Trigger Threshold) which must elapse WHILE Activated to cause the condition to be Triggered. Once the condition is Triggered the parent Alert will begin generating email alerts.