I have release an update to Media Center Health Monitor. This is the applications and web service that monitors the health of your Media Center systems. The main changes to this version are some bug fixes, faster startup and an auto start mode. Most of the feedback on the applications has said that the app should start checking the system on startup and you shouldn’t have click the autostart button each time the app is loaded, so I have fixed this and I have made some changes to the service checking features as the services in Windows 7 Media Center are slightly different to Windows Vista

The application will automatically update when you open it.

You can signup for the service and download the app at health.TheDigitalLifestyle.com and I will be starting planning for 2.0 soon so if you have any feedback let me know



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  1. Ian, great little app here. I travel alot and this gives me a quick way to make sure that my 2 media centers are doing OK. I do have a few suggestions for the 2.0 version:
    1) an aggregated event log view which shows the events from all the media centers
    2) a way to download the events to a CSV
    3) a way to acknowledge the alerts without clearing them (good for trend analysis)

  2. Hi Ian,

    Just tried running this on my Win 7 64bit machine and got this error message:-

    System.DllNotFoundException: Unable to load DLL ‘sqlceme35.dll’: The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E)

    I loaded the 32bit and 64bit version of Microsoft SQL Compact Database and the app.

    Did I do something wrong..?



  3. Hi Ian

    Have you considered open sourcing this?

    Have noticed a few niggly bugs that I’d be happy to investigate and fix.


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