Supported Protocols and System Requirements


Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-04

This topic covers the supported protocols and system requirements for Exchange Stress and Performance.

ESP includes modules that can simulate client sessions over the following Internet protocols/APIs:

  • WebDAV (Outlook Web Access)

  • Internet Message Access Protocol version 4rev1 (IMAP4)

  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

  • Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3)

  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)

  • Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)

  • Outlook Web Access (Exchange 2007)

To use ESP, you must comply with the following requirements. Be aware that these requirements can increase if you use custom e-mail messages and custom configurations. The following table outlines the minimum system requirements for running ESP.


Components Minimum


Intel Pentium Pro or compatible 200-megahertz (MHz) or greater processor

Operating system

Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003, or Windows Vista™


256 megabytes (MB) of RAM

Available hard disk drive

10 MB


SVGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution monitor