Before installation, you can check the downloaded file with the built-in Windows antivirus. To do this, right-click on the file and select "Scan with Microsoft Defender ..." in the drop-down menu.
Yes. Copy the EasyNetMonitor.exe file to the FLASH drive and start it. No installation needed.
By default EasyNetMonitor.exe uses the config file (enm_config.txt) from the folder C:\ Users\ USER\ Documents\ EasyNetMonitor.
But if in the EasyNetMonitor.exe folder there is the config file (enm_config.txt) then this file will be used in any case.
If you define the 'Log' as the event log folder in the Options window (in the enm_config.txt) then will be used the folder 'Log' in the EasyNetMonitor.exe folder as the event log folder.
You can use '..\Log' notation for event log folder if needed.
Run program, open popup menu and add address of needed remote PC or internet host.
The new icon with this address will be added in EasyNetMonitor popup menu.
This icon will be green if the PC with this address is reachable across a network, otherwise the icon will be red.
EasyNetMonitor works by sending “echo request” or "HTTP protocol (HEAD,GET,POST) request" packets to the target PC and listening for “response” replies. Program
uses ping (ICMP) tool built-in Windows system or HTTP request.
If needed add EasyNetMonitor in the list of trusted (excluded) programs in Windows Firewall and Antivirus on your PC.
Some Windows systems have disabled ping (ICMP) protocol. In this case EasyNetMonitor can not monitor this systems. Please see here.
Please set the 25 Port without SSL to use your corporate email server.
If you want to send email notifications using gmail.com see here, if you use yahoo.com - see here.
If you use the smtp.gmail.com and receive the error messaage "The SMTP server requires a secure connection or the client was not authenticated..." then create the application password in Google account and use it in EasyNetMonitor.
After signing in to your Google account in your browser, enable 2-Step Verification, then go to Google account->Security->Signing in to Google->App Passwords->Select app(Mail) and device(Windows computer) and press Generate.
Copy the generated 16-digit code from the yellow bar and paste it as a password in your EasyNetMonitor email settings.
Please see here, here, here, here.
More info is here.
Emails fails, what can be the problem?
Please see the log file - there are error messages in it if email fails.
Firewall settings - may be FW blocks ENM.
Antivirus settings - may be antivirus blocks ENM.
Please note - the name of PC should be in english!
Yes, you can use several email addresses (use CC box in email options).
In EasyNetMonitor you can use only 10 hosts.
EasyNetMonitor RPO and SE do not have hosts limit.
Yes, of course.
Yes, of course. The program (service) should be stopped in this time.
Yes, of course, but this ID's should be unique.
Each host should always have these four lines in the configuration file, others lines in section of the host are not mandatory.
No, simply remove the program file of network monitor.
Yes. Copy the EasyNetMonitorPro.exe file to the FLASH drive and start it. No installation needed.
By default EasyNetMonitorPro.exe uses the config file (enm_config.txt) from the folder C:\ Users\ USER\ Documents\ EasyNetMonitor.
But if in the EasyNetMonitorPro.exe folder there is the config file (enm_config.txt) then this file will be used in any case.
If you define the 'Log' as the event log folder in the Options window (in the enm_config.txt) then will be used the folder 'Log' in the EasyNetMonitorPro.exe folder as the event log folder.
You can use '..\Log' notation for the event log folder if needed.
Add two hosts, one with https and one with http access. Example: https://nicekit.com and http://nicekit.com. Then select the HEAD http protocol method as the request type for each host.
Please use Resize mode (On\Off) item in the popup menu (right mouse click) of indicator. Please see the picture.
Using group you can:
1. add top level item in the main menu that contains all hosts from this group
2. change the order of hosts in the desktop indicator (the sorting rule: string=group+name)
The service name is EasyNetMonitorSrv.
You can use the the emulator mode in ENM for testing.
Emails will be not send and will appear in "Emulator" window only.
Create the simple txt file in ENM folder: enm_emu_offline_list.txt.
If your host will be in start of some line of the text in this file - so ENM get "lost connection" message after ping for this host.
For testing is useful to disable ENM monitor on some time and send pings from "Ping now" window for this host only.
The settings in "Options->Email options" window are active for all hosts. If this options are active so will be send log file with info from all hosts. You can not use this options in your case.
Yes. Disable option "Options->Email options->Send aggregated hosts messages...." and activate options "Send email directly after..." and "only after 3 consecutive online messages" for needed host. See here.
This is a test mode for configuring notifications, e-mail messages and actions.
Mode is activated if the text file enm_emu_offline_list.txt exists in the program folder.
In this mode, the service (or EasyNetMonitor Pro) stops sending the real ping command to all hosts
and gets information about "lost connection" hosts from this file.
Addresses of this hosts are listed at the beginning of the lines in this file.
All other hosts are "online".
In this mode, the actual e-mails will be not sent and actions will be not started. However, the information that the email should send and the action should run appears in the emulator message box. This emulator message box opens automatically.
The addresses in the file should be at the beginning of the line.
This means that hosts google.com, cnn.com, vk.com are "lost connection".
If the address is not in the beginning of the line, that it is "online".
Hosts cnn.com and vk.com are "online". But there is no connection to google.com.
You can open the file enm_emu_offline_list.txt in the text editor (Notepad), make changes and click "Save file" without closing the editor. If the program is installed in the Program Files, then run editor (Notepad) with administrator rights please.
Please rename or delete this file to stop test (emulator) mode.
It is not necessary to restart the service EasyNetMonitorSrv in EasyNetMonitor SE.
The new configuration will be load automatically in 10 sec from the file enm_config_auto.txt. After loading this file will be deleted. Use AUTO_IND_W and AUTO_IND_H fields to set the new size of desktop indicator. The event log will contain autoloading event.
If the monitor interval is less than 30 seconds, then the host status icons are not shown, as this leads to unpleasant menu blinking.