<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: Schedules

In the schedule settings, you can define or change schedules for the user account. You can use schedules to pause monitoring and notifications for certain time periods with the period lists option. Also you can activate monitoring and notifications at certain times with the time table option. You can also use schedules to define the time periods that are covered when creating reports.

If you use PRTG on premises and open the system administration page from a different administration page, PRTG asks you to enter your credentials again for security reasons if 15 minutes (900 seconds) have passed since your last credential-based login. A dialog box appears. Enter your Login Name and Password for PRTG in the corresponding fields and confirm to continue.

Schedules Settings

Schedules Settings

Schedules Settings

i_round_blueThis documentation refers to an administrator that accesses the PRTG web interface on a master node. Other user accounts, interfaces, or failover nodes might not have all of the options in the way described here. In a cluster, note that failover nodes are read-only by default.

i_round_blueWhen a user with administrative rights creates a new object, only other users with administrative rights can view or edit the new object by default. When a read/write user creates a new object, all members of the read/write user's primary group can view and edit the new object as well. This behavior applies to libraries, maps, reports, notification templates, and schedules.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Access Rights Management.

Click the Schedules tab to show a list of all schedules. To edit a schedule, enable the check box next to a schedule and choose from the following options:

  • Used by (b_multi_edit_used_by): Show a list of objects using this schedule.
  • Delete (b_multi_edit_delete): Delete this schedule (not possible for predefined schedules).
  • Settings (b_multi_edit_settings): Show the settings of the selected schedule.

i_square_cyanSee also sections Working with Table Lists and Multi-Edit.

Hover over b_add and select Add Schedule or click the name of a schedule to edit it.

Edit Schedule Time Table

Edit Schedule Time Table

Basic Settings



Schedule Name

Enter a meaningful name for the schedule that describes the defined time spans or their purpose.

i_round_blueIf the name contains angle brackets (<>), PRTG replaces them with braces ({}) for security reasons. For more information, see the Knowledge Base: What security features does PRTG include?


Enter one or more tags. Confirm each tag with the Spacebar key, a comma, or the Enter key. You can use tags to group objects and use tag-filtered views later on. Tags are not case-sensitive. Tags are automatically inherited.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Tags.

Edit Mode

Select how you want to define a schedule:

  • Use weekday/hour time table: Define a schedule by adding check marks to available check boxes. The lowest possible increment is one hour.
    i_round_blueThis time table defines which time slots are active.
  • Use list of period definitions: Define a schedule by entering text lines using a specific syntax (see below).
    i_round_blueThis time table defines which time slots are inactive.

Time Table (active time slots)

This selection is only visible if you enable Use weekday/hour time table above. Define the schedule. It is used for monitoring objects, reporting, and notifications.

You can set time spans with a precision of one full hour by adding check marks. If a box is checked, it means the object is active during this hour. If unchecked, the object is paused during this hour. You can set check marks individually, or change complete ranges for certain days of the week or time spans.

  • To add ranges of check marks, use the weekday buttons Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, and Su, as well as the time buttons on the left side. If the color of a button is blue, a click selects the range. To select all ranges, click All on.
  • To remove ranges of check marks, use the weekday and time buttons that are active. If the color of a button is white, a click cancels the selection for the range. To remove all ranges, click All off.

Period List (inactive time slots)

This setting is only visible if you enable Use list of period definitions above. Define the date and time ranges in which the objects that use this schedule are inactive (for example, paused). During other times, the objects are active. Enter the ranges in this format:

  • ww:hh:mm-ww:hh:mm

i_round_redEnsure that you enter each period exactly in the required syntax. Otherwise you receive an error message. Go back to the schedule and correct the according entry in this case.

i_square_cyanFor details and examples, see Period Definition Syntax below.

i_round_blueSchedules use the time zone of the PRTG core server system. This might be different from other time displays in PRTG that are saved in UTC.

  • If you define a schedule with the Time Table option in the schedule settings, the time to which the schedule applies is converted to the time zone of your user account. This means that the schedule applies according to the time that your user account shows.
  • If you use the Period List option, PRTG does not adjust the schedule to the time zone of your user account. The schedule applies according to the time on your PRTG core server system in this case. Because of this, you encounter time shifts for schedules if there are changes to the time zone on the server or in case of different daylight saving and standard time changes.

Access Rights



User Group Access

Define the user groups that have access to the object. You see a table with user groups and group access rights. The table contains all user groups in your setup. For each user group, you can choose from the following group access rights:

  • No access: Users in this user group cannot see or edit the object. The object does not show up in lists.
  • Read access: Users in this user group can see the object and view its settings.
  • Write access: Users in this user group can see the object and view and edit its settings. However, they cannot edit the object's access rights settings.
  • Full access: Users in this user group can see the object, view and edit its settings, and edit its access rights settings.

i_round_blueYou can create new user groups in the User Groups settings.

Click OK to save your settings, or click Cancel to close the dialog box without changes to your configuration.

Period Definition Syntax

Define one or more periods of time during which the object using this schedule are inactive. In each line, enter one range in the format ww:hh:mm-ww:hh:mm: weekday, hour, minute.

  • Possible values for ww: mo, tu, we, th, fr, sa, su.
  • Possible values for hh: Enter the hour in 24-hour format (no A.M./P.M. allowed), for example, a number between 00 and 23.
  • Possible values for mm: Enter the minute, for example, a number between 00 and 59.


This example shows a schedule that pauses an object during the weekend as well as on Wednesday evenings.


Any object using this schedule is paused from Friday, 7:30 P.M. to Monday, 6:05 A.M. as well as on Wednesday from 6:45 P.M. to 11 P.M. It is active during the other times.


i_square_cyanFor information about the comments and history tabs, see section Object Settings.


i_square_blueKNOWLEDGE BASE

What security features does PRTG include?



There are some settings that you must make in the PRTG Administration Tool. For more details, see the sections: