Effective Windows
update and patch
checking with PRTG


  • PRTG records Windows patches & updates performed in your network
  • PRTG notifies about flawed Windows patches and updates
  • Software and operating system versions at a glance


Free Download
  • Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days
  • After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
  • Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime

Update checker:
Greater software and operating system security

Software and operating systems are constantly evolving. Every week, new weak spots are discovered and eliminated. Security loopholes are detected and closed. Above all, security-related updates and patches must be added quickly in order to remove dangerous gateways in your systems.

Professional update and patch monitoring ensures that all of the operating systems and applications currently in use are up-to-date. Gone are the days of manually checking for all the latest versions. With PRTG in the background, you can rest assured that when it comes to your Windows hosts, everything is in order.

Thanks to PRTG, the entire staff can work with peace of mind.



“The greatest advantage of PRTG? You get to rest easy“

Steffen Ille, Bauhaus-University Weimar.

Windows Updates & Patches at a glance
– even on the go

PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.


PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.


PRTG monitors these vendors and applications, and more, in one view!


How Update checking with PRTG works

A sensor scans Windows operating systems for their current version, then inquires online as to the most current version available. If the two do not match, the administrator will be notified as instructed or an update will be arranged.

An example: PRTG features the preinstalled Windows Updates Status (Powershell) Sensor so you can be sure your Windows is always up-to-date.

How Update checking in PRTG looks like

PRTG simplifies your day

Let our update checking software work for you so you can concentrate on day-to-day tasks with total peace of mind.


PRTG saves time

With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for all your updates. You'll enjoy a quick and complete overview at all times via our dashboard and app.

PRTG saves stress

Checking your updates around the clock has never been easier. The built-in alert feature is quick to act - before crashes and complaints can arise. 

PRTG saves money

80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional network management cost savings. Our customers report that their PRTG licenses have paid for themselves in an average of a few weeks.

The Data
PRTG gathers


    • Patches and updates performed
    • Software and operating system versions

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and recognized by industry analysts as a leader


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  • Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days
  • After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
  • Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime

4 good reasons
to choose PRTG as your update checking tool


iWhat is a sensor?

In PRTG, “Sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.

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An enhanced overview

An enhanced overview

Enjoy a quick and easy overview of the status of your software and operating system, as well as any updates and patches which were successful or failed.

Automatic notifications

Automatic notifications

Should an update fail or security patches become available, you will be notified immediately, wherever you are.

Automation for a lighter workload

Automation for a lighter workload

By relying on the PRTG sensors and notifications, you no longer need to take the time to manually check each and every case.

Increased security

Increased security

Thanks to the additional safeguarding of your update process, you can ensure critical weak spots are eliminated as quickly as possible.


Also interesting:

Log Monitoring: Keep an eye on all the syslog and Windows Event Log messages.

Whether you’re dealing with a database server, mail server, or web server like IIS...as an administrator, it’s your job to make sure the network runs smoothly. With PRTG, you’ll keep a constant eye on all your servers – and be promptly notified in the event of malfunctions.

AWS Monitoring: PRTG comes with a variety of built-in CloudWatch sensors to monitor Amazon Cloud and all AWS services.

Sharepoint Monitoring: A SharePoint Server malfunction can have serious consequences. PRTG monitoring helps you solve problems faster and keep SharePoint stable.


PRTG: The swiss army knife for sys admins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs relying on a strong API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects using HTTP requests
  • Custom Sensors: Create your own sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom Notifications: Create your own notifications to send alarms to external systems
  • New REST API Sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides XML or JSON

Read more about REST API Monitoring here >

German quality

Free Download
  • Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days
  • After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
  • Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime


Most administrators want to test a tool for free before deciding to make an investment.

The many advantages of PRTG:

1. Free trial version: Take the time to explore PRTG so you can determine if it satisfies your needs and meets your expectations. Once the trial is over, it’s easy to upgrade your already configured version of PRTG, which means you’re much less likely to make an incorrect purchase.

2. One tool, one overview: Administrators often use a variety of monitoring solutions for their network or for the individual components of their infrastructure. But using several different tools every time you want to create an overview costs time and energy. PRTG is an “all-in-one” solution. Our dashboard and app provide a comprehensive overview, whenever you want it.

3. Quick customer support: Got a question? Stuck on a problem and need a hand? PRTG is backed by a dedicated development and support team. We do our utmost to answer every customer inquiry within 24 hours (on business days). Browse all our support topics here.

Configure your PRTG today. The trial version is free of charge. Save time, worry, and money with our monitoring tool designed for your network and entire infrastructure.


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