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how to monitor microsoft kms

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Hi! I´m using PRTG V.12.3.3.2855 and want to monitor a microsoft kms but i don´t know how. Monitoring only the port 1688 works but i want more information for example:
- DNS Zones - this is a regkey, but no string, so i get an error message
- Clients without licence
- Clients with grace licence

Is there a way to monitor this with PRTG?

Thanks.

kms prtg wmi

Created on Nov 8, 2012 9:14:43 AM by  AndreV (50) 1 1

Last change on Nov 8, 2012 3:05:26 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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Hello. Now I added 14 sensors for each case in: %,?,?,%
where the left question mark can be 0 or 1. That means physical or virtual machine.
And the right question mark can be 0,1,2,3,4,5,6. That means:

0 - Unlicensed
1 - Licensed (Activated)
2 - OOB grace
3 - OOT grace
4 – NonGenuineGrace
5 – Notifications
6 – Extended Grace

And it works. So that i get notified if kms issues no correct licence.
Is it possible to combine the search string in one sensor for examble:
%,0,1,% AND %,1,1,%

Thanks.

Created on Nov 15, 2012 10:59:40 AM by  AndreV (50) 1 1



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Hello,

sorry, this may only be possible with Custom Sensors in PRTG.

best regards.

Created on Nov 8, 2012 3:06:13 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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What do you want monitor with PRTG ? A numeric number of activated machines or activations/Sec or more failures and errors.

Monitoring "problems" can be done using the Eventlog

Volume Activation Technical Reference Guide : Windows Event Log http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff793440.aspx

PRTG: Event Log Sensor (Local or Remote) https://www.paessler.com/manuals/ipcheck_server_monitor/eventlogsensorlocalorremote

Created on Nov 9, 2012 10:10:30 AM by  Frank Carius (341) 1 1



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Hello. I decided now to monitor the eventlog messages on the kms server. So that I get notified if one client gets no correct licence. For example a grace licence. According to the informationen about Volume Activation that frank Carius wrotes, thanks frank, the important event id seems to be 12290. So I added a sensor in PRTG, filter by eventid and now I have to filter the message for example:

Eine Aktivierungsanforderung wurde verarbeitet. Info: 0x0,5,PC488.domain.com,XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX,2012/11/14 07:49,0,1,XXXXXX,XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX

where the important area is bold market including comma. How can I search for the strings: ,0,0, --- ,0,1, --- ,0,2, --- ,0,3, --- ,0,4, --- ,0,5, --- ,0,6,
--- ,1,0, --- ,1,1, --- ,1,2, --- ,1,3, --- ,1,4, --- ,1,5, --- ,1,6, ?

Has anyone an idea?
%,?,?,% --- %,*,*,% --- %,%,%,% ---doesnt work

Thanks.

Created on Nov 14, 2012 9:43:09 AM by  AndreV (50) 1 1



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Hello. Now I added 14 sensors for each case in: %,?,?,%
where the left question mark can be 0 or 1. That means physical or virtual machine.
And the right question mark can be 0,1,2,3,4,5,6. That means:

0 - Unlicensed
1 - Licensed (Activated)
2 - OOB grace
3 - OOT grace
4 – NonGenuineGrace
5 – Notifications
6 – Extended Grace

And it works. So that i get notified if kms issues no correct licence.
Is it possible to combine the search string in one sensor for examble:
%,0,1,% AND %,1,1,%

Thanks.

Created on Nov 15, 2012 10:59:40 AM by  AndreV (50) 1 1



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We are actually suprised that it works with %,?,?,%. Could you please try with %,0,1,% AND %,1,1,%? At the moment we cannot tell if this will work, but we would also be very interested in knowing.

Created on Nov 15, 2012 3:55:22 PM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,225) 3 3



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Is it possible to monitor on a Client if the windows-activation over a KMS-Server is successful or not and if yes , how?

Created on Jun 21, 2016 5:44:53 AM by  Christian_M (0)



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Hi,
Currently this is not possible with native sensors. However it might be possible using a own script ran by a EXE/Script (Advanced) Sensor.
Best regards

Created on Jun 22, 2016 7:25:59 AM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]



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%,?,?,% did not work for me. I was able to use this %:%:%,%,0,% and it seems to work fine. Just replace the "0" with the 0-6 options mentioned above, depending on what you want to monitor. In my case, I don't care if it's a Virtual or Physical machine, so I used "%" for that location. I setup 6 eventlog monitors to alert on 0,2,3,4,5,6.

Created on Mar 2, 2017 1:49:12 AM by  netadmin2016 (0)



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