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How can I use the parameters of a notification in a Powershell script?



When a website on a remote server is down, I want to restart the Application Pool. For this purpose, I added a notification to PRTG which executes a ps1 Powershell script I wrote. Unfortunately, I don't know how can I use the parameters which are provided by PRTG in the Execute Program section of the Notification settings (e.g., %device, %name, etc.).

The parameters I use in my script do not work. Please help me to provide the correct parameters in my script.

exe execute-program notification parameters powershell ps1

Created on Jun 5, 2013 3:04:03 AM

Last change on Jun 11, 2013 1:07:07 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

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the parameters can be set in the 'Execute Program'-part of the notification settings. If you are using the default parameters your script should look like

    [string]$SiteName = "N/A",
    [string]$Device = "N/A",
    [string]$Name = "N/A",
    [string]$Status = "N/A", 
    [string]$Down = "N/A",
    [string]$Message = "N/A"

$username = "xxxx" 
$password = "xxxx" 
$secstr = New-Object -TypeName System.Security.SecureString $password.ToCharArray() | ForEach-Object {$secstr.AppendChar($_)} 
$cred = new-object -typename System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist $username, $secstr

Invoke-Command -ComputerName '$Device' -Credential $cred -Command { 
    Import-Module WebAdministration (Get-Item 'IIS:\AppPools\xxxxxx').stop() (Get-Item 'IIS:\AppPools\xxxxxx').start() 

to receive the given parameters.

Kind Regards

Created on Jun 5, 2013 12:06:51 PM by  Dieter Loskarn [Paessler Support]

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