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How can I monitor the number USB storage devices connected to a Windows PC?

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Is there a sensor that returns the number of connected USB storage devices?

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Created on Feb 9, 2012 9:19:30 AM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (10,869) 3 4

Last change on Mar 19, 2015 3:43:44 PM by  Martina Wittmann [Paessler Support]



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Yes, there is a USBDevices custom sensor available on PRTG Tools Family:

"USBDevices" Custom Sensor

Summary

This sensor returns the number of connected USB storage devices. Using limits you can get notified when a users plugges in a USB storage device.

Parameters

  • -c=computer [-u=username] [-p=password|passhash]

Parameter Descriptions

  • -c= The ip-address or hostname of the computer to get the number of connected USB storage devices from.
  • -u= Optional the name of the user account that has access to the computer via WMI service.
  • -p= Optional the password or passhash(*) of the user account that has access to the computer via WMI service.

Thanks to Gerard for creating and sharing this sensor.

Created on Feb 9, 2012 9:23:29 AM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (10,869) 3 4

Last change on Aug 22, 2016 9:07:49 AM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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Dirk:

Thank you for the response, very helpful. Quick question, would it be possible to pass this along to multiple devices, ie: -c=$hostname or -c={hostname} so I do not have to manually add this for every device?

Created on Jul 8, 2014 4:52:11 PM by  wisowebs (0)



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I like this sensor.

It would perfect to have more information on the device connected: - serial, type (key or hard drive....) - Amount of data transfered.

Do you think that it could be implemented in a future version?

Thanks,

David

Created on Jun 13, 2018 7:42:38 AM by  icek (0)



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Hi David,

It is not planned to implement this feature in the near future, since there are very few requests in this direction.


Kind regards,
Birk Guttmann, Tech Support Team

Created on Jun 13, 2018 3:27:22 PM by  Birk Guttmann [Paessler Support]



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Hello!

Can i with this Custom sensor understand is my HASP device connected to PC or not? So this sensors showing only NUMBER of devices connected or WHICH devices connected?

Created on Mar 5, 2019 8:21:15 AM by  Vasiliy (42) 1



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Hi there,

Yes, this sensor only shows the amount of connected USB devices and NOT which devices are connected.


Kind regards,
Birk Guttmann, Tech Support Team

Created on Mar 5, 2019 10:29:04 AM by  Birk Guttmann [Paessler Support]



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