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Credentials for monitoring domain controlers




I would like to know what are the excat credentials that the prtg account needs to monitor domain controlers (disk, cpu, etc.). Does it need to be domain admin or can it have less rights ?

Thanks in advance !

account credentials domain-controler

Created on Mar 8, 2012 9:52:27 AM

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PRTG does not need a special account for monitoring DCs via WMI. The monitoring capability fully depends on the permission settings for that account. You may create a account which is only able query WMI counters. But obviously the fastest way would be using a AD admin account.
Best regards

Created on Mar 8, 2012 12:35:58 PM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]

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