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Detect server reboot



Is there a sensor that will allow me to detect when a Windows system reboot has been initiated on a server?

I was thinking that one way would be to look for "Event ID 1074: System has been shutdown by a process/user" in the Event Log and immediately trigger a notification? Is this even possible?

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

reboot restart windows

Created on Feb 2, 2022 1:17:35 PM

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PRTG sensors check on notification triggers only upon the sensor scan. You can use the Event Log sensor, or indirectly the System Uptime sensor to trigger a notification, but it would not be in the same moment, as PRTG works based on sensor scanning intervals.

Created on Feb 4, 2022 7:40:34 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

Last change on Feb 4, 2022 7:41:06 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

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