Remote Monitor Series: Finding machines/agents with a non-default host file

2018-12-04T00:11:02+00:00December 4th, 2018|

The idea for this monitor was triggered by a problem someone posted about in the LabTechGeek Slack. This monitor will find any modifications that have been made to a standard windows host file, and return them. The test should be setup to do a condition contains “Standard host file” minus the “.

Remote Monitor Tips

  • Remote monitors can sometimes take a good few minutes to install on all the agents
  • The return information doesn’t necessarily populate immediate – even when the monitor has changed from installing it can take a minute or two for the return information to show
  • Going into Automation > Monitors > System Monitors and putting a filter in the monitor name column of %monitorhere% will filter all remote monitors.
  • Add the column Monitor Status Information, if it is missing, and change the page size (top right) to 5000 to get a good overall view of what all monitors have returned

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