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How to monitor a process on a Windows 2000 target system?



Is it possible to monitor a single process on "the last" Windows2000 target machine in my network with PRTG?

process windows-2000 wmi wql

Created on Feb 2, 2010 1:17:47 PM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (11,025) 3 6

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There is one possibility. Build a custom WQL sensor using the following query (which needs to be packed into a .WQL file which, in turn, needs to be stored within the \Custom Sensors\WMI WQL scripts\ folder located under the PRTG program directory):

SELECT WorkingSetSize FROM Win32_Process WHERE Name='<#PH1>'

When adding the sensor, enter the name of the process to monitor in the #PH1 placeholder field.

Bear in mind this will only work when only one process is using the name in case.

Created on Feb 2, 2010 1:18:16 PM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (11,025) 3 6



This custom WQL sensor always show the status 'Up' no matter which process name is selected, even with a non-existing process name. No data values are being returned at all.

The same custom WQL sensor does work fine on Windows 2003 or higher, so I'm afraid that 'WMI Custom' sensors are not an option either for monitoring processes on Windows 2000 target systems.

Created on Nov 3, 2011 4:34:16 PM

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