Detect USB Device Plugin


I am currently evaluating Nagios to see if it would be useful to implement at my work. One major thing that we need for it is detecting when USB devices are plugged in. I have search the exchange and have not found a solution to this so I came here.

Does any one know of a workable solution to detect when USBs are plugged in?

The majority of the machines to be monitored are running Windows XP.


nsclient++ can run vmi commmands and vbs script.

A quick google tells me that it should not be a problem detect usb devices with wmi, depending on exaclty what you want to capture.

I don’t know why you would want to monitor that with nagios though…sounds like a bad idea to me, especially since I assume it is workstations you are talking about.