PTF launcher is a Custom Notification that can launch external applications. PRTG Server runs as a service and therefore cannot start applications that interact with the desktop. With PTF Launcher, this is no longer an issue.
The download includes two .exe files:
- Launch.exe is the Custom Notification and needs to be copied to the NotificationsEXE subfolder of your PRTG installation.
- Launcher.exe is a system tray application that needs to be started on your PRTG server. The Launch.exe Custom Notification parses the details of the external application that needs to be started to the Launcher.exe tray application that actually starts the external application.
- For the launcher application to work, a user must always be logged into the computer running your PRTG Server.