Windows Usage Test

This test tracks various statistics pertaining to sessions open at the host.

Target of the test : A Microsoft File server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the file server that is being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is to be configured.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Open files

The number of files opened over the network by users connecting to the file server


This measurement is an indicator of the workload on the file server. The detailed diagnosis of this measure, if enabled, provides the number of open sessions for every user, and the time for which the sessions have been idle. If the idle time displayed here is very high, then measures for closing the inactive open sessions can be initiated.

Unique users

A unique count of users who have opened sessions at this host


A high value can indicate too many users connected to the host.