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In this blog we are going to look at some reasons why monitoring for BSOD is important, and I’ll tell you how you can monitor for it as well. Let’s start off by looking at the reasons why you should add this monitoring to all your Windows Devices.

1. Identifying hardware and software issues

BSODs can occur due to a variety of reasons, including faulty hardware or software issues. By monitoring for Blue Screen of Death, you can identify the root cause of the problem and take the necessary steps to fix it.  This can prevent future BSODs from occurring and improve the overall stability of your system and minimise disruption to the user.

2. Preventing data loss

A BSOD can cause data loss if the system crashes during a critical operation, such as writing data to the hard drive. You can identify potential issues before they cause a catastrophic failure and take action to prevent data loss when you monitor for BSODs.

3. Saving time and money

BSODs can be time-consuming and expensive to fix, especially if they result in data loss or hardware damage.  By monitoring for BSODs, you can catch potential issues early and address them before they become major problems.  This can save you time and money in the long run.

4. Enhancing system performance

BSODs can also be caused by issues that affect system performance, such as driver conflicts or memory leaks.  By monitoring for BSODs, you can identify these issues and take action to optimize system performance.  This can lead to faster boot times, smoother application performance, and an overall better user experience.

How to Monitor for BSOD

So now that we know why you should monitor for BSODs, I’m sure you want to know how to monitor for them. Every time a BSOD occurs, it writes a dump file to a specific folder on the device. By monitoring this folder for changes you can determine when a BSOD event has occurred. 

But before you go racing off to build this custom monitoring, the good news is that the team at First Technology KZN have kindly shared their custom monitoring service. You can download their automation policy and add it to your N-central server from the Automation Cookbook, this link is right here:

So, in conclusion, monitoring for BSOD on Windows devices is crucial to maintaining system stability, preventing data loss, saving time and money, and enhancing system performance. By using the automation policy provided in the Cookbook you can take action when necessary, ensuring that your systems are running smoothly and efficiently.


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