Note that this functionality is deprecated already in 2012 (because it's a bad idea to use this as monitoring solution on a larger scale).
In Windows 2012 you could add the servers into server manager from one server; it will result in a nice GUI console showing you the status of the service.
Note that monitoring services has another caveat: both service control manager as most monitoring tools only monitor whether the process runs,...not whether it is fully functional or does what you expect. That would require specific programming for teh specific
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