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issue adding Windows Scheduled Task sensor

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When i try to add Windows Scheduled Task sensor to a server running w2008 R2 i receive this error message: Timeout (5000 ms)

I've checked the resources suggested by PRTG:

•Requires .NET 4.0 or higher to be installed on the probe system. Note: If the sensor shows the error PE087, please additionally install .NET 3.5 on the probe system. -----> OK

•Requires the Remote Registry Windows service to be running on both the probe and the target system. ----> OK

•Requires Windows credentials in the parent device settings. -----> OK

In fact i've installed previously this sensor in other servers (also running 2008 R2) with no issues.

Any suggestion?

Thanks in advance.

issue prtg sensor

Created on Nov 24, 2015 8:35:23 AM by  cmagana (0) 1



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Hi cmagana,

The error message indicates that the initial sensor creation time limit of 5 seconds was exceeded. I'm afraid that this is hard coded, but there will be a workaround:

Copy the executable into the sensor directory of PRTG:

C:\Program Files (x86)\PRTG Network Monitor\Custom Sensors\EXE

Create an Exe/ Script Sensor and pass the parameters

-c=IPaddress -t=NameOfTheTask

This will return the passed days since the last execution and will bypass the time limit issue while creating the sensor.

Best regards, Felix


Important note: The Windows Scheduled Task sensor is deprecated as of PRTG version 16.1.23.

Please see the following article for more details and possible alternatives:

Created on Dec 1, 2015 8:06:56 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

Last change on Mar 22, 2016 4:50:54 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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Hello,

Please manually execute the sensor from the command line and see if it works. The sensor is located in the directory "C:\Program Files (x86)\PRTG Network Monitor\Sensor System" and named "ScheduledTask.exe". It will require the parameters

ScheduledTask.exe -c=IPaddress -t=NameOfTheTask

Which results do you receive?

Best regards, Felix

Created on Nov 25, 2015 12:54:42 PM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]



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Hello Felix,

I've executed the sensor manually getting this result:

C:\Program Files (x86)\PRTG Network Monitor\Sensor System>ScheduledTask -c=xxx.xxx.xxx.xx -t=xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Check if Remote Registry Service is running.

Remote Registry Service is running.

Determine local OS major version... 6

Determine remote OS major version... 6

Using Scheduled Task V2

213:Last run 213 minutes ago.

Regards.

Created on Nov 30, 2015 11:07:57 AM by  cmagana (0) 1



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Hi cmagana,

The error message indicates that the initial sensor creation time limit of 5 seconds was exceeded. I'm afraid that this is hard coded, but there will be a workaround:

Copy the executable into the sensor directory of PRTG:

C:\Program Files (x86)\PRTG Network Monitor\Custom Sensors\EXE

Create an Exe/ Script Sensor and pass the parameters

-c=IPaddress -t=NameOfTheTask

This will return the passed days since the last execution and will bypass the time limit issue while creating the sensor.

Best regards, Felix


Important note: The Windows Scheduled Task sensor is deprecated as of PRTG version 16.1.23.

Please see the following article for more details and possible alternatives:

Created on Dec 1, 2015 8:06:56 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

Last change on Mar 22, 2016 4:50:54 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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