Paessler PRTG

Microsoft server monitoring
with PRTG


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    PRTG monitors the Microsoft servers in your environment
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    PRTG provides sensors to monitor Microsoft Exchange, SQL, IIS,
    and lots more
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    PRTG provides sensors for Microsoft Hyper-V
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    PRTG monitors the Hyper-V
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Perfect solution to monitor all your Microsoft servers

PRTG Network Monitor from Paessler is the perfect solution for monitoring your Microsoft servers. This allows you to monitor not only the virtual Microsoft servers in your network but also the underlying physical servers.

In addition, many predefined sensors are available for monitoring a Hyper-V environment. Even in distributed environments, you always have your Microsoft servers in view and can react in time to avoid a failure or malfunction if necessary.

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Why is monitoring your Microsoft server a must?

Microsoft servers form the backbone for applications such as Exchange, SQL, or file servers in many companies. Therefore, it is important that the server, the application the server hosts, and the communication between the individual servers runs without errors.

For example, even a small problem with a SQL server can affect many other applications. In the worst case, it can lead to a complete failure.


3 use cases where PRTG can help you


Solve problems at the hypervisor level

Usually, if problems occur with the servers that provide the virtualization layer, such as Microsoft Hyper-V, many virtual servers are affected. Especially at this level, it is extremely important to have an overview of the existing systems in order to be able to act quickly in case of problems. If a host fails, this can mean an IT standstill, especially for smaller companies or a single location.

Ensure the smooth functioning of Microsoft virtual servers

Ensure the smooth functioning of
Microsoft virtual servers

In addition to the physical hardware, special attention is paid to virtual Microsoft servers and their virtual hardware. The most common problems in this context are insufficient free disk space, services that are not started, or a high utilization of CPU and RAM. All of these can make a virtual server react extremely slowly or can even lead to a failing system.

Keep an eye on your application servers

Keep an eye on your application servers

Even if the hypervisor and the virtual server that provides the platform for various applications work correctly, Microsoft applications can unfortunately experience problems. For example, if the Microsoft Exchange or SQL database server does not work smoothly, this not only frustrates the administrator and users, but can also mean a financial loss for the company.


How to optimize your Microsoft server environment in 3 steps

Step 1: Monitor your whole Microsoft landscape

To avoid failures in your Microsoft server environment, you should monitor it. PRTG Network Monitor provides you with everything you need to do so. It gives you an overview from Hyper-V to the virtual servers in your network. PRTG is perfectly suited for this.


Step 2: Identify problems

PRTG Network Monitor shows you the vulnerabilities and problems of the Microsoft servers in your network. See the status of the hardware, software, and services of each server at a glance.


Step 3: Optimize your Microsoft environment

After you have found out where there are problems, you can now resolve them. No matter if it's a hypervisor, virtual server, or application problem – PRTG will inform you where you should take action to ensure a smoothly running Microsoft environment.


Here's what Microsoft server monitoring with PRTG looks like


PRTG sensors for Microsoft server monitoring



PRTG Network Monitor provides many predefined sensors to monitor your entire Microsoft server environment.

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Hyper-V Host Server Sensor

The Hyper-V Host Server sensor monitors a Microsoft Hyper-V host server via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) or Windows performance counters, as configured in the Windows Compatibility Options of the parent device.

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Sensor

The Hyper-V Virtual Machine sensor monitors a virtual machine (VM) running on a Microsoft Hyper-V host server via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) or Windows performance counters.

WMI Exchange Server Sensor

The WMI Exchange Server sensor monitors a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

WMI Microsoft SQL Server Sensors

The WMI Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server 2005 and higher) sensors monitor the performance of a Microsoft SQL server via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

Windows IIS Application Sensor

The Windows IIS Application sensor monitors a Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) server via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). It can also monitor applications that use IIS, such as Microsoft SharePoint or Microsoft Reporting Services (SSRS).


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PRTG can do more

250+ sensor types

PRTG Network Monitor offers more than 250 sensor types that enable you to monitor virtually anything in your network.

Monitor CPU, RAM and more

PRTG provides sensors for Microsoft servers with which you can monitor CPU, RAM, virtual disks, and all services.

Start services automatically

PRTG can start services automatically if they have been stopped.

Show unusual traffic

PRTG not only informs you about high data traffic but can also inform you about unusually high workloads. This gives you the possibility to find out what the cause is.  

Be informed

 PRTG will warn you via email, SMS, push message, ... if a predefined or self-defined limit value is reached.  

All-in-one monitoring

PRTG comes with predefined sensors for many manufacturers you can use out of the box, an alerting system, and technical support.



PRTG in a nutshell


PRTG monitors your entire IT infrastructure

Use PRTG to monitor, for example, network traffic, applications, bandwidth, cloud services, databases, virtual environments, availability & uptime, ports, IP addresses, hardware status, network security, web services, and much more.

PRTG supports the most important technologies

Monitor your network for example via SNMP, flow protocols (NetFlow, jFlow, sFlow, IPFIX), SSH, WMI, or ping. PRTG also supports technologies used in Industrial IT & OT environments, such as OPC UA, MQTT, or Modbus. Use the powerful PRTG API for custom integrations (for example via Python, PowerShell, or REST).

PRTG can be used for any operating system

Download and install PRTG Network Monitor on a Windows system or use our cloud-based product PRTG Hosted Monitor for all other operating systems. What’s more: our native PRTG Desktop application runs on Windows or macOS – for even quicker access & multi-server views.



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More than 500,000 sysadmins love PRTG

Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.

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Monitor your entire IT infrastructure

Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.



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Network Monitoring Software - Version (April 10th, 2024)


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