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Flash Tip: December 13, 2006

Flash Tip: Stress Testing Exchange Server 2003 Installations
By John Savill, http://www.windows2000faq.com

Q: How can I stress test my Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 installation?

A: The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Load Simulator (LoadSim), which you can download, lets you simulate the performance load of a number of Messaging API (MAPI) clients. After you download the tool, extract and run loadsim.msi. Don't install the tool on the server running Exchange Server 2003; install it on a client that is running Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. The download includes a document that describes how to use and monitor the tool.

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