<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: Account Settings—Schedules

To open the account settings of the currently logged in user, select Setup | Account Settings from the main menu bar. Select the various tabs to change the different settings.

Account Settings Tabs

Account Settings Tabs

You can define the following aspects of your account settings:

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

icon-prtg-on-premisesIf you use PRTG on premises and open the system administration page from another 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

icon-i-roundThis documentation refers to the PRTG System Administrator user accessing the PRTG web interface on a master node. If you use other user accounts, interfaces, or nodes, you might not see all of the options in the way described here. If you use a cluster installation, note that failover nodes are read-only by default.

icon-i-roundWhen a user with admin rights creates a new object, only other users with admin 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.

icon-book-arrowsFor more information, see section User Access Rights.

Click the Schedules tab to show a list of all existing schedules. Using the Edit button, you can perform the following actions:

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

See also section Working with Table Lists. Additionally, the multi-edit functionality is available. This enables you to change properties of several objects simultaneously via bulk changes. For more details, see section Multi-Edit.

Hover over plus_button and select Add Schedule or click the name of an existing 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.


Use tags to filter for objects of certain categories.

icon-book-arrowsFor 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.
    icon-i-roundThis 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).
    icon-i-roundThis 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 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 field 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

icon-i-round-redEnsure 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.

icon-book-arrowsFor details and examples, see Schedules Settings—Period Definition Syntax below.

icon-i-roundSchedules use the time zone of the computer on which your PRTG core server runs. This may 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 PRTG 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 server 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 which user groups have access to the object that you are editing. A table with user groups and rights is shown. It contains all user groups from your setup. For each user group, you can choose from the following access rights:

  • Inherited: Use the settings of the parent object.
  • None: Users in this group cannot see or edit the object. The object does not show up in lists.
  • Read: Users in this group can see the object and review its settings.
  • Write: Users in this group can see the object, as well as review and edit its settings. However, they cannot edit access rights settings.
  • Full: Users in this group can see the object, as well as review and edit its settings as well as edit access rights.

You can create new user groups in the System Administration—User Groups settings.

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

Schedules Settings—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.


icon-book-arrowsFor information about the comments and history tabs, see section Object Settings.



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

Keywords: Configure,Configure Schedule,Schedule