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Autodiscover to only target Windows Client systems




I am setting up PRTG for our company, and doing it the first time - there is a lot to do. My company would like to monitor the windows client systems, both towers and laptops. Is there a way for autodiscover to target only client systems, and only server systems? I dont want both because on the server side i will need one set of sensors, while on the client side I will need only ping, disk space...


autodiscovery clients windows

Created on Jun 25, 2019 12:46:47 PM

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Hi there,

First you need to create different device templates. Autodiscovery has no options though to apply templates only to certain types of devices, unless for example your servers are all using a certain ip range and also clients use a dedicated ip range, then you can use auto-disovery groups that only scan the respective ip range.

Kind regards,


Created on Jun 26, 2019 7:09:32 AM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



Hi Erhard,

thank you for your answer, I was actually going through the device template koncept yesterday. But there are so little sensors to choose from in this moment. I still have to adjust the wmi side, getting some errors, than I need to run autodiscovery on some machine where there were many senors discovered and hopefully from this machine I can create a "perfect" template.


Created on Jun 26, 2019 7:22:50 AM

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