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Check Modification Dates on Folder Entries



I'd like to create a sensor that does the following:

1: Checks a folder on a remote system. 2: Returns the number of files in that folder. 3: Returns the most recently altered date on the entries, or maybe even a list of dates/times of modified entries inside the folder.

Is there any "simple" way to do this?

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Created on May 6, 2015 5:16:46 PM

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The most simple way woud be to download the NetworkFileCount sensor from http://prtgtoolsfamily.com/downloads/sensors

This sensor returns the number of files available on a server\share.


 -f=	 The name of the folder that needs to be checked in a \\server\share format. 
 	 If the foldername contains white spaces, enter the foldername between " ". 
 -u=	 Optional the name of the user account that can access the share. 
 -p=	 Optional the password or passhash(*) of the user account that can access the share. 
 -t=	 Optional the minimum number of minutes a file has to be old before it is counted. 
 -s=	 Optional the search pattern to be used (i.e. *.txt). 
 -sub	 Optional switch to include subfolders. 
 -tiw	 Optional, in combination with the -t= parameter, creates a time window between the current time and xx minutes ago. 
 	 Only files created in that period are counted. 

Created on May 7, 2015 7:45:15 AM

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