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How can I determine the Windows user account used with an EXE/Script sensor?

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How can I determine the Windows user account running the probe Windows process?

I would like to know how I can see with which Windows user account (i.e. in which security context) an executable or script file is executed when using an EXE/Script sensor.

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Created on Dec 10, 2010 3:55:32 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on Dec 10, 2010 4:21:13 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]



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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 8

Viewing the Windows User Account Used by the Probe

When using EXE/Script sensors, you often want to know the Windows user account used for execution to make sure there are sufficient rights to execute a certain script, or to access specific paths.

Generally, all executable and script files are executed with the same Windows user account used for the probe that the sensor is created on. This usually is the Windows system user account (e.g. NT-AUTHORITY\SYSTEM), but it can also be changed.

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To determine the Windows user account easily, you can create an EXE/Script sensor and use the Demo EXE - Returns user of process.exe file which comes with your PRTG installation. In the Message field, it will show the current Windows user account.

Created on Dec 10, 2010 4:20:04 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on Dec 13, 2010 8:52:13 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]



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