Exchange OWA Connectivity Test

This test verifies whether the Microsoft Office Outlook web app is running as expected. This test can be used to test Outlook Web App connectivity for all Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 virtual directories on a specified Client Access server for all mailboxes on servers running Exchange that are in the same Active Directory site.

This test is also used to test the connectivity for an individual Exchange Outlook Web App URL. To execute this test, you need to setup a test account in the exchange forest and you need to run the script which is available in the following location \scripts\ new-TestCasConnectivityUser.ps1.

Target of the test : An Exchange 2007/2010 server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Exchange 2007/2010 server being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


Indicates the IP address of the Client Access server.


The port number of the client access server. By default, this is 110.


The Exchange Management Shell is a command-line management interface, built on Windows PowerShell which enables you to administer every part of Microsoft Exchange. This test uses the Exchange management shell to run scripts and collect the desired performance metrics from the Exchange server. By default, the test auto-discovers the location of the Exchange management shell and thus, automatically loads the Exchange management shell snap-in (exshell.psc1) for script execution. This is why, the XchgExtensionShellPath is set to none by default.

Client Access Server

Specify the complete qualified hostname of the client access server in the Client Access Server text box.

Outlook Web App URL

Specify the website URL in the Outlook Web App URL. By Default, none will be provided.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Logon latency

Indicates the delay time in logging in to Outlook Web App.



OWA connectivity status

Indicates the status of the OWA connection.


If the value of this measure reports to 100, it implies that the OWA connection is successfull, otherwise this measure reports to 0.