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Hi , I wonder to know if it is possible to monitor windows activation status with prtg, I found a kb post explaining this but I want it to be elaborated more (https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/62403-windows-activation-status) I know that I've to create a wmi sensor targeting Win32_WindowsProductActivation class Actually this is exactly what I've done : 1 - created a .wql file using this syntax : SELECT * FROM Win32_WindowsProductActivation 2 - created a WMI Custom Sensor , and the selected the WQL File as I saved in Custom Sensors , mentioned before but I got this message : 80041010: The specified class is not valid. what Should I do know? thank you

activation-windows wmi wmi-custom-sensor

Created on Jul 1, 2019 9:37:40 AM by  Elahe90 (10) 2 1



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Hi there,

The error message "80041010: The specified class is not valid." means that the class cannot be found on the remote system. Are you able to scan it via the WMI Tester (https://www.paessler.com/tools/wmitester )?

Best regards.

Created on Jul 1, 2019 10:36:53 AM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]

Last change on Jul 1, 2019 10:36:59 AM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]



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Yes , I did and the result was the same. it was the class that mentiond in the KB

Created on Jul 1, 2019 10:42:37 AM by  Elahe90 (10) 2 1



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Hi there,

Then I am afraid that this is not possible to monitor this information - as long as the class does not exist.

Please note that the KB-Article mentioned is already 5 years old, so newer operating systems might have a new class.

Best regards.

Created on Jul 1, 2019 11:19:45 AM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]



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Are you sure? you mean there's no where in PRTG I could check the activation status of my servers? could you please tell me if there is a new class I can use?

Created on Jul 1, 2019 11:28:28 AM by  Elahe90 (10) 2 1



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Hi there,

PRTG itself does not have any native sensors that allow you to monitor this. If there is a new class is unknown to use, please note that WMI is developed/supported by Microsoft - we just use it. :)

Best regards.

Created on Jul 1, 2019 12:47:33 PM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]



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