File Replication Connections Test

This test reports metrics related to the file replication connections to Distributed File System roots (DFS) in an Active Directory.

Target of the test : An Active Directory server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every Active Directory server being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the machine where the Active Directory is installed.


The port number through which the Active Directory communicates. The default port number is 389.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation


Indicates the number of successful authentications that were performed.




Indicates the number of successful RPC bindings that were completed.




Indicates the number of joins.


After FRS discovers a connection from Active Directory, FRS establishes a connection session with the remote connection partner based on the information provided by the connection object. The connection is called "joined" when a connection session is successfully established.


Indicates the number of unjoins.



Local change orders sent

Indicates the number of local change orders that were sent.


A change order is a message that contains information about a file or folder that has changed on a replica. A local change order is a change order that is created because of a change to a file or folder on the local server. The local server becomes the originator of the change order and constructs a staging file – this file is nothing but a backup of the changed file or folder.


Indicates the packets that were sent.



Remote change orders sent

Indicates the number of remote change orders that were sent.


A remote change order refers to a change order received from an inbound (or upstream) partner that originated elsewhere in the replica set.

Remote change orders received

Indicates the number of remote change orders that were received.