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How can I add a working Networked Drive Share Sensor to PRTG?



I have added a sensor for a networked drive. The problem is that it does not work and always error out.

Error Message: Cannot access network share: The network path was not found(53) (code: PE030)

What I have tried so far:

Add the drive as P$ Add the drive as 'P$' Made sure the device has domain credentials login information

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Created on Jun 10, 2011 4:43:10 PM

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Please make sure you entered the right network path in the sensor settings. When monitoring a share, please create a PRTG device with the computer name or IP address in the IP Address/DNS Name field, and in the sensor's Share field, enter the path only. For example, enter MyComputer in the device, and P$\temp in the sensor's Share field in order to monitor the network path \\MyComputer\P$\temp

Note: Paths beginning with P:\ would always refer to the P: drive of the probe computer, independent from the device the sensor is situated in.

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Created on Jun 14, 2011 10:00:07 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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