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How can I change the default timeout for report generation in PRTG?



When generating very large reports, PRTG runs into a timeout. How can I increase the default timeout value for report generation?

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Created on Nov 4, 2010 9:38:00 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Nov 22, 2019 10:58:16 AM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support] (2,404) 2 1

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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 19 or later

Change Report Timeout Value

By default, PRTG allows the generation of a report to take nearly up to one hour before there is a timeout. When generating very large reports, however, you may need to increase this time by adding a new value to the Windows registry.

Important: Always back up your system before manipulating the Windows registry!

Take the following steps to change the timeout value for report generation in the Windows registry:

1. On the system that runs the PRTG core server, open the registry editor.

2. For a 64-Bit Windows system, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor\Server\Webserver\ For a 32-Bit Windows system, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor\Server\Webserver\

3. Add a new String with the name ReportTimeout.

4. Set this to a value in seconds to change the timeout. For example, set it to 7200 for a timeout of 2 hours.

5. To activate the new setting, restart the PRTG core server service. For more information, see the PRTG Manual: PRTG Administration Tool on Core Server System


  • To reset the timeout to default, delete the respective string from the registry.
  • When running a cluster, take these steps on every node to make sure that the changed timeout value is also set when a node in Failover Master mode generates reports.


Created on Nov 4, 2010 9:46:00 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Jan 7, 2021 1:15:31 PM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support] (2,404) 2 1

Disclaimer: The information in the Paessler Knowledge Base comes without warranty of any kind. Use at your own risk. Before applying any instructions please exercise proper system administrator housekeeping. You must make sure that a proper backup of all your data is available.