A Windows service template is a pre-defined reusable collection of Windows services. It provides an easy way to add multiple services for monitoring across a group of Windows servers. For example, if you want to monitor the 'EventLog' service in all your Windows XP servers, you can configure a Windows service template for this service and apply the template across all your XP servers at once. This is better than manually adding the 'EventLog' service in your Windows XP servers one by one.
Click Windows Services Templates link under Admin tab.
Specify Template Name and Description.
Click Add Service link to add services for monitoring. You can either Manually Enter the Service Details or Choose Service Details from Available Servers.
If you want to receive notifications when the threshold values of the service attributes are violated, you have to Configure Alarms for Attributes. The attributes of the service will be listed on the left-hand side. Click the Associate link corresponding to the attribute to open the Configure Alarms screen.
You can apply your service and threshold configuration under the Associate Configuration to Monitors section. You can either apply the configuration to monitor types or choose from a list of monitors or apply to specific monitor groups.
Click Save Template to complete your Windows service template configuration.
You can create a new Windows Service Template, associate services and configure alarms for attributes from the Admin Server using the same steps as in the Managed Server. However, templates configured in the Admin Server can be applied to different monitor types and monitor groups, not to individual monitors.