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How do I stop auto-discovery



I have just installed evaluation copy and it auto-discovered when I did not want it to. How do I turn it off and why dont you put a simple dialogue on the installation asking if your potential customers want it. Or here's a thing why not ask them what subnets they might want to scan. Simply scanning everything and leaving auto scanning running without asking is not useful.

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Created on Nov 22, 2018 12:17:38 AM

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Thank you for your KB-post.

I am afraid that at the moment there isn't any default option to choose whether to run initial auto-discovery or not.

As an alternative, there are the following possibilities:

1) You can disable initial auto-discovery for a fresh PRTG installation, by running the installer in command prompt and adding /NoInitialAutoDisco=1 as parameter. This may be useful for performance reasons or if you prefer to manually add devices and sensors to your installation.

2) If auto-discovery is currently running, you can stop it: right-click the group or device, and select Pause | For 5 minutes... from the context menu. PRTG will pause monitoring for 5 minutes and stop auto-discovery tasks.

3) If initial auto-discovery is already performed, you can delete devices that you don't need.

For more information about auto-discovery, please see this manual.

Anyway, thank you for your feedback and suggestion!

Best regards

Created on Nov 23, 2018 10:13:00 AM by  Isidora Jeremic [Paessler Support]

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