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    Exchange Load Generator (32 bit)

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    Exchange Load Generator is a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI, OWA, IMAP, POP and SMTP clients on Exchange servers.
    • Version:

      08.02.0045

      File Name:

      Loadgen.msi

      Date Published:

      4/25/2008

      File Size:

      7.3 MB

        Use Microsoft Exchange Load Generator (LoadGen) as a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI, OWA, IMAP, POP and SMTP clients on Exchange servers. LoadGen allows you to test how a server running Exchange responds to e-mail loads. To simulate the delivery of these messaging requests, you run LoadGen tests on client computers. These tests send multiple messaging requests to the Exchange server, thereby causing a mail load. LoadGen is a useful tool for administrators who are sizing servers and validating a deployment plan. Specifically, LoadGen helps you determine if each of your servers can handle the load to which they are intended to carry. Another use for LoadGen is to help validate the overall solution.

        Important! LoadGen should be used only in laboratories that have no connection to the production environment. This tool should not be used in any way in a production environment or an environment that is mission critical or contains important information of any kind anywhere in the network.

        Note: The XML configuration file schema in this release has changed from previous versions. You will need to create a new XML configuration file with the Load Generator UI. The existing topology will be marked as un-editable if there are users created by previous versions of Microsoft Exchange Load Generator. Add your remote client machines again, and then save the updated configuration XML.

        Note: If you use the recipient management features of this release to create users or other recipient objects and you have one or more Exchange Server 2007 servers in your test topology, you must run the Load Generator application with user credentials that have permission to manage Exchange recipients. The directory access account specified in the application configuration will not be used for this purpose.

        Note: This version includes scripted module functionality which enables load generation for OWA, IMAP, POP, SMTP.

        Note: There have been reports of errors when trying to install Loadgen. The errors will show in the event viewer message as "Action START_REMOTE_SERVICE". The KB article below will help you resolve this issue.
        Exchange 2007 managed code services do not start after you install an update rollup for Exchange 2007: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944752/

        The tool is provided as-is. At this time, there are no updates or patches planned for future release. No formal support is provided for the tool. Some minimal support may be provided by Microsoft but not all reported issues will be able to be addressed or resolved.

        You can also try the Exchange Server Forums on TechNet for help.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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