PRTG Desktop is an alternative interface that you can use to connect to one or several independent PRTG core servers or PRTG Hosted Monitor instances 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. For a few options, PRTG Desktop opens an external browser window using your default browser, for example, for system setup.

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 Windows or macOS computer.

i_square_cyanDownload the PRTG Desktop user manual here: PRTG Desktop User Manual (PDF).

i_square_cyanDirectly download PRTG Desktop from our website: PRTG Desktop Download.

PRTG Desktop

PRTG Desktop

Access Several Servers in One Window

Using the Multi Server feature of PRTG Desktop, you can connect to several independent servers to view their data and manage your monitoring centrally.

Multi Server window

Multi Server window

  • Dashboard: Use different widget types to show overviews of your configured servers at a glance.
  • Details: Display all sensors of all configured servers as a sensor list or in a more detailed table view.
  • Report: Display an overview of the number of sensors on each connected server and in total, and the number of sensors that show a specific status.

i_round_bluePRTG Desktop is mainly designed to review and manage PRTG installations that you 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.

i_podPRTG Hosted Monitor supports connections from PRTG Desktop. For more information, see section Using PRTG Hosted Monitor.


i_square_blueKnowledge Base

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

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



How to set up PRTG Desktop notifications in 3 steps