PRTG Desktop is an alternative interface that you can use to connect to the PRTG core server to configure your setup, view monitoring results, and keep an eye on your network. It is a cross-platform application for fast access to data and monitoring management.

PRTG Desktop natively includes most PRTG functions except for some settings, maps, and graphs, which are rendered in the client. For a few options, PRTG Desktop opens an external browser window using your default browser, for example for system setup. PRTG Desktop provides extended pop-up window functionalities for various features as well.

PRTG Desktop also optionally displays a tray icon, taskbar notifications, or plays notification sounds to keep you up to date in the case of new Alarms, Log Entries, or Tickets.

To use PRTG Desktop, download and install it on your desired Windows or macOS computer.

icon-book-bulbDownload the PRTG Desktop user manual here: PRTG Desktop—User Manual (PDF)

icon-book-bulbDirectly download PRTG Desktop from our website: PRTG Desktop—Free Download

PRTG Desktop

PRTG Desktop

Access Several Core Servers in One Console

As an additional functionality, you can configure access to several PRTG core servers in PRTG Desktop. It can show data of all your independent core server installations in separate windows so you can manage your monitoring centrally, also when it is spread across different servers.

Using the Multi Core functionality of PRTG Desktop, you can view data of all your independent core server installations in a single window so you can manage your monitoring centrally.
You can choose from these options:

  • Multi Core Details: Select a configured server to show its alarms at a glance.
  • Multi Core Dashboard: Show an overview of all sensors and current alarms of each configured server.

icon-i-bluePRTG Desktop is mainly designed to review and manage an existing installation of PRTG that you have already set up. If you have just started with monitoring, we recommend that you first run through the Smart Setup in the PRTG web interface and add your network devices there. Once finished, you can seamlessly switch to PRTG Desktop.

icon-prtg-on-demandPRTG hosted by Paessler supports connections from PRTG Desktop. For more information, see section Using PRTG Hosted by Paessler.


PRTG Manual:

Knowledge Base: Which audible notifications are available in the PRTG web interface and in PRTG Desktop?

Knowledge Base: How do I troubleshoot erratic behavior of push notifications in PRTG Desktop or the mobile apps?

Paessler Website: How to set up PRTG Desktop Notifications in 3 steps