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Why is the performance of my PRTG Core Server so low under Windows 2008?



When using the PRTG core server under Windows 2008, the performance of PRTG is very low. How can I increase the performance of PRTG?

power saving, energy management

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Created on Dec 10, 2012 5:57:43 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

Last change on Jan 14, 2013 3:04:22 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 12 or later

Increasing the Performance of PRTG Core Server Under Windows 2008

To get the maximum performance of a PRTG core server, you should disable the Windows default power management settings. We also recommend to disable the automatic Sleep and Hibernate options. Otherwise the server would shut down after a while without an user login.

This concerns not only Windows Server 2008, but also at least Windows 7 and Windows XP.

For details, please refer to the article How to disable power management settings in Windows 7, Vista, and XP.


The operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003 are not officially supported anymore. If you run PRTG on one of these operating systems, you have to accept limited monitoring functionality. We do not provide support for any issues that might be caused (directly or indirectly) by using these Windows versions.

Created on Dec 10, 2012 6:00:24 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

Last change on May 8, 2017 1:09:11 PM by  Brandy Greger [Paessler Support]

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