Window Authentication Test

This test emulates a user logging into a Windows domain or local host and reports whether the login succeeded and how long it took.

Target of the test : A Windows Domain Controller

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every user account 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.


The port at which the Windows server listens to.

Username and Password

This test emulates a user logging into a domain controller at the system-level. Therefore, specify the credentials of a user with both interactive logon and logon locally privileges against the Username and Password fields

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.


Specify the name of the domain to which the test will try to login. If the test is to login to a local host, specify 'none' here. 


If users are spread across multiple domains, then, you can configure this test with multiple domain specifications; in this case, for every domain, a user-password pair might also have to be configured. Sometimes, you might want the test to login as specific users from the same domain, to check how long each user login takes. Both these scenarios require the configuration of multiple domains and/ormultiple user names and passwords. In order to enable users to specify these details with ease, eG Enterprise provides a special page; to access this page, click on the Click here hyperlink at the top of the parameters in the test configuration page. To know how to use this page, refer to the Configuring Multiple Users for the Citrix Authentication Test section in the Monitoring Citrix Environments  document.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Authentication status

Indicates whether the login was successful or not


A value of 100 % indicates that the login has succeeded. The value 0 is indicative of a failed login.

Authentication time

Indicates the time it took to login


If this value is very high then it could be owing to a configuration issue (i.e. the domain might not be configured properly) or a slow-down/unavailability of the primary domain server.