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Is it possible to do new installation without the automatic discovery



So I do fresh install of PRTG and it immediately goes of and scans the whole network without asking, setting off a bunch of network alarms and filling my fresh install with data I don't want. I have a very specific use for PRTG in mind, and initially only want it monitoring one device. Over time this will expand to several other devices but it will never be used for the entire network.

Is it possible to do a fresh install without all automatic scanning/discovery?

Thanks, Joe

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Created on May 19, 2016 10:23:45 PM

Last change on Aug 18, 2017 1:16:50 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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Hi Joe,

Simply start the installer with the switch /NoInitialAutoDisco=1 :)

See also How can I turn off Auto Discovery?

Created on May 20, 2016 6:32:31 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

Last change on Jul 4, 2018 12:14:36 PM by  Brandy Greger [Paessler Support]



Awesome! Thank you for that, exactly what I needed.

Best regards, Joe

Created on May 20, 2016 4:34:20 PM

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