Guest blog by Scott Baxter

Why read this post?

  • As a way of an introduction to myself, Scott Baxter; I have recently joined CentraStage working closely with Simon on many different aspects of the CentraStage product.
  • This post will update you on the most recently added ComStore components

ComStore – Recent Additions

Microsoft Security Essentials v2 – AV Monitor
This component monitor will check and alert for: MSE not installed/not running, Out of Date Definitions. Compatible with MS Windows XP Pro (32/64), Vista (32/64) and Windows 7 (32/64)
BareTail Free 3.50a
BareTail is a handy, freeware log file monitoring application that is the Windows equivalent of the Unix ‘tail’ utility. Use the context menu option to open and view log files in real-time without having to reload to see the updated entries. Notepad begone!
Physical Memory Audit Script to output a detailed audit of installed physical memory, free memory slots and maximum supported memory. Powered by CPU-Z and useful for determining if a memory upgrade is possible for a given device. Set to trigger a warning using Post-Conditions if both installed memory is less than maximum supported and at least one free memory slot is available
Adobe Reader X (10.0.1) Adobe Reader enables users to view and print PDF files. Compatible with Microsoft Operating Systems. Version X (10.x) of Adobe Reader now includes Sand-Boxing Protection for Windows.
Avira AntiVir v10 Monitor This component monitor will check and alert for: Avira not installed/not running, Out of Date Definitions. Compatible with MS Windows XP Pro (32/64), Vista (32/64) and Windows 7 (32/64)
eScan ISS v11 Anti-Virus Monitor This component monitor will check and alert for: eScan not installed/not running, Out of Date Definitions. Compatible with MS Windows XP Pro (32/64), Vista (32/64) and Windows 7 (32/64)
Stopped Auto-start Services Monitor
Monitor to check the status of ALL services that have a startup type of Automatic and alert if any are stopped. Also contains the option to attempt to start ALL stopped automatic services. Set to alert if ANY services are found that meet the criteria and contains summary of attempted start result if this option is selected. NOTE: Problematic services that successfully start may fail shortly afterwards and generate another alert. Problem services if they cannot be fixed can be removed from the monitor by setting the startup type to anything other than ‘Automatic’
Symantec Endpoint Protection v11 monitor Symantec Endpoint Protection v11 monitor This component will check and alert for: Symantec AV not installed/ not running, Out of Date. Compatible with MS Windows XP Pro (32/64), Vista (32/64), Windows 7 (32/64)
Hard Drive predicted failure Monitor Monitor S.M.A.R.T hard drive information for all local drives using Windows WMI in order to predict a failing drive
Norton Anti-Virus 18.x Monitor Norton Anti-Virus 18.x Monitor This component will check and alert for: Norton AV not installed/ not running, Out of Date. Compatible with MS Windows XP Pro (32), Vista (32/64), Windows 7 (32/64)