Wins Test

This test reports general statistics pertaining to the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).  

Target of the test : A Microsoft Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every WINS 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.


The port at which the WINS server listens to.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation


The total number of queries received by the WINS server


This indicates the server workload. It is useful for capacity planning and to detect unusual usage situations.


Failed queries

Total number of failed queries/sec


The percentage of failed queries should be low. An
unusually high number of failed queries can indicate
a configuration problem, or a fault in the WINS server.


The rate at which release requests are received and processed by the WINS server



Failed releases

The rate of release failures


Release failures could result in many names being unused for a period of time, and hence, should be minimized.


The total rate of conflicts seen by the WINS server. This value includes both Unique and Group conflicts.




The total rate of renewal requests received by the WINS server. This value includes both Unique and Group renewals.