kkyy Super Contributor.
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GUI Level Testing with Windows 10

Hi All,

We are planning to use "GUI-Level Testing" performance testing  with Silk Test Classic automation scripts.  We are wondering if this is going to work if the Silk Performance Agent machine is Windows 10. 

It seems that with "GUI -Level Testing", each virtual user operates in its own Windows session, using Terminal Services.   We are not too sure if Terminal Services is available in Windows 10, and we have Remote Desktop.

In this article ( https://community.microfocus.com/t5/Silk-Performer-Tips-Information/Troubleshooting-GUI-Level-Testing/ta-p/1750173 ), it mentions "The first thing to consider is that Silk Performer can only execute multiple GUI-Level virtual users on an Operating System which is either Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and which has Terminal Services installed, licensed and configured.".  It doesn't mention Windows 10.

Thank you

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Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
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Re: GUI Level Testing with Windows 10

Hi kkyy!

Unfortunately you can only run 1 Gui-Level virtual user on a Windows 10 agent. Even though Windows 10 allows to open more than one session, you can only have one active session at a time. You experience this behavior for example when you remotely connect to a Win10 machine via Remote Desktop Connection: the currently active session is disconnected, while the remote one becomes active and vice versa.

In your case you need a Windows server system (2012, 2016, 2019), which allows multiple active sessions at a time. You also need the Remote Desktop Services role installed on the machine and corresponding Microsoft licenses.

Kind regards,



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