Setting up the Test


Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-06

To set up a realistic test, you have to create users and populate mailboxes with e-mail messages. Exchange Server Stress and Performance cannot simulate users. Therefore, we recommend that you use it with tools that have this capability, such as Exchange Load Generator, to create users and populate mailboxes. For example, if you are using Exchange Load Generator with ESP, you can export a list of users created with Exchange Load Generator from Active Directory® directory service. To export a list from Active Directory, follow these steps.

  1. Start Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. Expand the Active Directory Users and Computers console tree to display the Active Directory containers that include the user names that you want to export.

  3. Right-click a container for which you want to export user names, click Export, and then save the user names to a file.

  4. Open the file where you exported user names.

  5. In that file, delete all data other than the user names. The correct syntax is that only one user name should be listed per line.

  6. Repeat Steps 3 through 5 for each Active Directory container for which you want to export the list of users.