Windows Media/RealPlayer monitoring?

Out of those options I think Big Brother probably comes closest and
it was on the checklist to see if it is useable.

I should probably have been more specific. What we are looking for is
an automated checking system that can send a text message if a
problem is found.
It doesn't have to be all in one as I believe we currently have an
email-sms gateway available to us.

if you know the basic protocol you want to talk to
the server, you can probally easily add it into sysmon.


  this supports snmp(get, not trap), http, pop3, smtp, as well
as the usual ping-type tests. it's primary notification method is
via e-mail (obviously e-mail -> pg gateway can be used).

  - jared