[Nagiosplug-help] NSCLIENT - Monitoring a service with space character in its real name

Tony Heal theal at pace2020.com
Wed Apr 6 08:03:06 UTC 2005

Have you tried changing the 'Display' name in services. If this is a Win2k
or higher you can do this by right clicking the service, select properties
and change the Display name. Not sure if this will work, but the command
line 'net stop' and 'net start' will use the display name and that should
only affect what is seen in services.msc, not what your program sees.

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[mailto:nagiosplug-help-admin at lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of Luis
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 10:33 AM
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Cc: OniTelecom - Security NET4B
Subject: [Nagiosplug-help] NSCLIENT - Monitoring a service with space
character in its real name

We're having trouble using "check_nt" (NSCLIENT plug-in) to monitor services
that have a space character in its name (e.g. "Service ABC").
I read the following post

, and looking at the registry
(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services) one of the services
really didn't have a space in its real name, and it solved the problem for
this particular service :)


Still, there is another service that has a space in its real name, therefore
it still doesn't work: check_nt_service can't monitor it. (This is a
commercial application and we can't modify its code/installation...)

Changing the service real name in the registry causes the service to stop
responding to stop/start commands.


I also couldn't find any more posts on this subject in the archives :(
I know this is an old issue, but can anyone provide further help on this?
Is there a way around the problem or do we have to require real service
names with no spaces?
PS: I also have a problem with a service with an hyphen '-' in its real
Best Regards,

Luís Noronha

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