RDS Logins Test

This test monitors the new logins to the Microsoft RDS server.

Target of the test : A Microsoft RDS server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results is reported for each Microsoft RDS server 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.


Refers to the port used by the Microsoft RDS server .


By default, this flag is set to Yes. This indicates that the user login time displayed in the Detailed Diagnosis page for this test and in the Thin Client reports will be based on the eG manager's time zone by default. Set this flag to No if you want the login times displayed in the  Detailed Diagnosis page for this test and in the Thin Client reports to be based on the Microsoft RDS server's local time.

Report by Domain Name

  • By default, this flag is set to Yes. This implies that by default, the detailed diagnosis of this test will display the domainname\username of each user session that logged out. This default setting ensures that administrators are able to quickly determine the domains to which the users who logged out belonged. You can set this flag to No if you want detailed diagnosis to display only the username of the users who logged out. 
  • DD Frequency

    Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against dd frequency.

    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

    New logins

    Indicates the number of new logins to the Microsoft RDS server in the last measurement period.


    A consistent zero value could indicate a connection issue.

    Percent new logins

    Indicates the percentage of current sessions that logged in during the last measurement period.



    Sessions logging out

    Indicates the number of sessions that logged out.


    If all the current sessions suddenly log out, it indicates a problem condition that requires investigation.

    The detailed diagnosis of the Sessions logging out measure lists the sessions that logged out.


    Figure 1 : The detailed diagnosis of the Sessions logging out measure