Current Status Add-on for Internet Explorer is supposed to let you monitor your server status, but it produced nothing but error messages for us.
The add-on icon is supposed to appear in your IE toolbar, but depending on your settings, you may need to find and manually it. To use the program, you'll have to create an account through the WebSitePulse site, which requires some personal information. When we clicked on the toolbar icon, a sidebar appeared and required that we enter our username and a key, which we then had to request from the publisher's Web site. Finally, we entered our key, selected a refresh interval from a drop-down menu, as well as display targets. But after all that, we got nothing but error messages. The help link provided in the sidebar took us to the publisher's Web site, but it failed to tell us how to remedy the error message, and offered no other clues as to how we should have configured the settings differently.
At the end of the day, this program failed to give us any valuable server information, and we didn't like having to create an account online just to find that out. We recommend that you save yourself time and skip this flawed tool.
The WebSitePulse Current Status Add-on for Internet Explorer provides an easy way to keep an eye in real-time on the status of your servers, Web sites and Web applications when you are using the WebSitePulse monitoring service. The Add-on provides details about the response time measured from all monitoring locations specified for the specific target and a shortcut link to the target details screen in the customer's account. The Add-on contents can be refreshed manually or automatically. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.