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System Requirements for Exchange Load Generator

 

Topic Last Modified: 2008-04-04

To use Microsoft® Exchange Load Generator, you must meet the minimum and recommended system requirements outlined in the following table.

 

Component Minimum Recommended

Processor

Any of the following processors:

Intel Pentium or compatible 550-MHz or faster 32-bit processor

X64 architecture-based processor that supports Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T)

X64 architecture-based computer with AMD 64-bit processor that supports AMD64 platform

Any of the following processors:

Intel Pentium or compatible 2.2-GHz or faster 32-bit processor

x64 architecture-based processor running at 2.2 GHz or faster

Operating system

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 or R2 (including the x64 edition) (English)

Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 or R2 (including x64 edition) (English)

Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista

Memory

512 megabytes (MB) of RAM

2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM

Available hard-disk drive

300 MB

300 MB

Display

SVGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution monitor

SVGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution monitor

.NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86)

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86)

Running against Exchange Server

Exchange 2000 Server, Exchange Server 2003, or Exchange Server 2007 SP1

Exchange 2000 Server, Exchange Server 2003, or Exchange Server 2007 SP1

Consider the following before you download and install Exchange Load Generator.

  • Requirements can increase if you use custom messages and custom configurations.

  • The Loadgen.msi will automatically install messaging queuing, if it is not already installed. This is required to be able to run the remote control feature.

  • We recommend that you use the /3GB switch for all 32-bit Windows Server 2003 clients.

  • You must download the Exchange 2007 SP1 management tools to be able to run on Exchange Server 32-bit systems.

  • Exchange Load Generator does not support creating users on an Edge server role.

 
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