PRTG Manual: WMI Terminal Services (Windows XP/Vista/2003) Sensor

The WMI Terminal Services (Windows XP/Vista/2003) sensor monitors the number of sessions on a Windows Terminal Services (Remote Desktop Services) server via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

i_round_blueThe sensor supports Windows XP, Vista, or 2003.

WMI Terminal Services (Windows XP/Vista/2003) Sensor

WMI Terminal Services (Windows XP/Vista/2003) Sensor

i_square_cyanFor a detailed list and descriptions of the channels that this sensor can show, see section Channel List.

Sensor in Other Languages

  • Dutch: WMI Terminal Services (Windows XP/Vista/2003)
  • French: Windows (XP/Vista/2003) Terminal Services (WMI)
  • German: WMI Terminaldienste (Windows XP/Vista/2003)
  • Japanese: WMI ターミナルサービス(Windows XP/Vista/2003)
  • Portuguese: Serviços de terminal (Windows XP/Vista/2003) (WMI)
  • Russian: WMI служб терминалов (Windows XP/Vista/2003)
  • Simplified Chinese: WMI 终端服务 (Windows XP/Vista/2003)
  • Spanish: Terminal Services (Windows XP/Vista/2003) (WMI)


Consider the following remarks and requirements for this sensor:



Performance impact

  • This sensor has a high performance impact. Stay below 200 WMI sensors per probe. Above this number, consider using multiple remote probes for load balancing.


  • This sensor requires WoW64 (Windows 32-bit on Windows 64-bit) for target systems that run Windows Server 2016.


  • This sensor requires credentials for Windows systems.


  • This sensor supports IPv6.

Hosted probe

i_podYou cannot add this sensor to the hosted probe of a PRTG Hosted Monitor instance. If you want to use this sensor, add it to a remote probe device.

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

The sensor has the following default tags that are automatically predefined in the sensor's settings when you add the sensor:

  • wmiterminalservicessensor

i_square_cyanFor more information about basic sensor settings, see section Sensor Settings.

Debug Options

Debug Options

Debug Options



Result Handling

Define what PRTG does with the sensor result:

  • Discard result (default): Do not store the sensor result.
  • Store result: Store the last sensor result in the \Logs\sensors subfolder of the PRTG data directory on the probe system. The file names are Result of Sensor [ID].txt and Result of Sensor [ID].Data.txt. This setting is for debugging purposes. PRTG overwrites these files with each scanning interval.

i_round_blueIn a cluster, PRTG stores the result in the PRTG data directory of the master node.

Sensor Display

Sensor Display

Sensor Display



Primary Channel

Select a channel from the list to define it as the primary channel. In the device tree, PRTG displays the last value of the primary channel below the sensor's name. The available options depend on what channels are available for this sensor.

i_round_blueYou can set a different primary channel later by clicking b_channel_primary below a channel gauge on the sensor's Overview tab.

Graph Type

Define how this sensor shows different channels:

  • Show channels independently (default): Show a graph for each channel.
  • Stack channels on top of each other: Stack channels on top of each other to create a multi-channel graph. This generates a graph that visualizes the different components of your total traffic.
    i_round_redYou cannot use this option in combination with manual Vertical Axis Scaling (available in the channel settings).

Stack Unit

This setting is only visible if you select Stack channels on top of each other above.

Select a unit from the list. PRTG stacks all channels with this unit on top of each other. By default, you cannot exclude single channels from stacking if they use the selected unit. However, there is an advanced procedure to do so.

Inherited Settings

By default, all of these settings are inherited from objects that are higher in the hierarchy. We recommend that you change them centrally in the root group settings if necessary. To change a setting for this object only, click b_inherited_enabled under the corresponding setting name to disable the inheritance and to display its options.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Inheritance of Settings.

Channel List

i_round_blueWhich channels the sensor actually shows might depend on the target device, the available components, and the sensor setup.



Active Sessions

The number of active sessions: sessions with a logged in user, including used published applications


In the channel table on the Overview tab, this channel never shows any values. PRTG uses this channel in graphs and reports to show the amount of time in which the sensor was in the Down status

Total Sessions

The total number of sessions (including inactive sessions): inactive sessions can be sessions with a disconnected user that has not logged out or system services using a session

i_round_blueFor the Total Sessions channel, the sensor returns the number of active and inactive sessions, plus two additional sessions: one for the console, and one for the services. So, the number of total sessions might actually be higher than expected.

i_round_blueThis channel is the primary channel by default.


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