Currently in Dynatrace we can monitor windows services, however it only captures the name of the process and the Service name. But it does not capture the Display Name. In some of the environments we have seen large number of services where the process name is same but Display names are different.
If Dynatrace can capture the display name as well it will be easier to know which particular service is failing or having problems.
To get the name we would have to do some system calls and read the registry which is all rather expensive and it has to happen during process startup. In short we might not do this.
However we can help you here, you can define environment variables for a windows service in the registry
Create a key called
“Environment” that is type REG_MULTISZ.
The value of the Environment
key the contains entries like the below
With this you can leverage these features
Can this configuration allow me to display the Print Spooler windows utility as a dedicated process group? The tag appears for the whole Service Windows and I can't see the Print spooler as a specific process group.