20.4 NRPE for Windows

Besides NRPE_NT (an NRPE daemon ported to Windows), NSClient++ and now also OpMon Agent provide NRPE services. Its task is to execute plugins on the target system if a particular test is only possible locally and no suitable network protocol exists to query the resource concerned. As with the Unix version (see Chapter 10 in page 213), the desired plugins must be installed locally on the target system, apart from the daemon (in this case: NRPE_NT) and the tests must be entered in a local configuration file.

NRPE can also be used for other purposes: once installed on the Windows server, you can use the mechanism to run other scripts remotely, apart from Nagios plugins. If you want Nagios to restart a service remotely through ...

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