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PRTG server monitor network bandwidth usage of workstation on network?



Have win2008r2 fileserver, xpp sp3 workstation, 7 pro workstation. PRTG installed on win2008 box, remote probe installed on workstations, bandwith usage by workstations not auto discovered? Where is a step-by-step? Can only imagine rolling out on 100 node network! What am I missing here? Thanks! XPP box has an always up rdp connection which concerns me as we're on metered bandwidth here.

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Created on Jan 18, 2013 4:31:39 PM

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installing a remote probe on all the workstations is not required!

PRTG can monitor your workstations without an agent, using WMI or/and SNMP

did you already run an auto discovery on your network?

Did you already take a look at the quick start guide?


Created on Jan 21, 2013 8:13:34 AM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]



Thanks and yes. Is there a possibility that, due to thte presence of a Cisco 4000 series router?

Created on Jan 24, 2013 12:11:45 AM



There is no simple answer to this question. The approach depends completely on the setup and topology of your network as well as the software and hardware used. Please have a look at the following article: How do I discern excessive bandwidth usage with PRTG?

Created on Jan 24, 2013 12:59:28 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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