This compliance item is geared specifically to not only monitoring the windows update service but to also force the service to be restarted. More can be read about creating the compliance item, monitoring, log files on my blog. http://sccmf12twice.blogspot.com/2017/02/start-windows-update-service-compliance.html

The logic can be used for any other service that is needed. Just modify the service in the discovery/remediation scripts