PowerShell Sensor (Enterprise Edition only)

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PowerShell Sensor (Enterprise Edition only)

The PowerShell Sensor allows you to execute a PowerShell script on a target host. The values from variables defined in the script can be extracted to be used in conditions.


To execute the sensor on a remote host PowerShell remoting must be enabled on this host. Please refer to the Microsoft article for further details.

Sensor Tasks

Test Sensor

Tests the current sensor settings.

Get Help

Opens the ServerSentinel online help for the current sensor.

Basic Settings


The name of the sensor (max. 100 characters). Choose a meaningful name to clearly identify the sensor.

Sensor is Active

Toggles the sensor ON/OFF.

Check Interval

The interval or times at which which the sensor should perform its checks.


The sensor performs its checks every x time units, e.g. every 10 minutes.


The sensor performs its checks daily at one or more (max. 4) fixed times, e.g. daily at 0 and 12 o'clock.


The sensor performs its checks at certain days of the weeks at one or more (max. 4) fixed times, e.g. monday to friday at 12 o'clock.


The sensor performs its checks at certain days of the month at one or more (max. 4) fixed times, e.g. every 1st of the month at 12 o'clock.

Only check if this Sensor didn't fail

This sensor will only be checked, if the sensor in the drop down list didn't fail.

Further Information


Short additional information to the sensor (max. 255 characters).

Connection Settings


The DNS name of the host on which the script should be executed (max. 255 characters).


The port which is used to connect to the target host.


Here you can either select an existing credential set or create a new one by inserting a display name, an username and a password.

Script Settings


The PowerShell script which should be executed on the target host.


The values for the parameters expected by the script that will be passed to it during execution.


The maximum duration the script should be executed in seconds. If the script is still running when the timeout is reached, it will be terminated.

Meta Data Values

Data Value

Data Type




The time the dataset has been created.

Exception Message


The message of the error if any occurred.

Response Time


The response time needed to perform the check.



A status string that may contain arbitrary information that was collected by the sensor (max. 255 characters). Per default this value is empty.

Status Flag


The status of the sensor after the check has been performed.

Besides the values above also any defined variable will be listed.