How to Repeat the Test


Topic Last Modified: 2007-10-09

This is an optional step. It is common to run subsequent tests using different client numbers and characteristics. Running subsequent tests gives you a better idea of the capabilities of the Microsoft Exchange server. Be prepared to rerun your test to validate the test results. Also, be sure to allocate enough time in your test cycles to do this.

Before you perform additional tests with a different number of users against the Exchange server, you must delete the database and log files from the Exchange server. Additionally, before you change the number of users, you must remove the existing Exchange Load Generator users and distribution groups from Active Directory. The following procedures describe both the Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007 procedures.

  1. On the Exchange server, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Services.

  2. In Services, in the results pane, right-click Microsoft Exchange Information Store, and then click Stop to stop the Exchange Information Store service.

  3. Locate where you stored the database files .edb and .stm for each mailbox store used in the test, and then delete these files.

    The .stm files apply only to Exchange Server 2003.
  4. Locate the directory where you put the transaction logs, and then delete the .log files.

  5. In Services, right-click Microsoft Exchange Information Store, and then click Start to restart the Exchange Information Store service.

  1. On the Exchange server, start Active Directory Users and Computers: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Exchange, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, move to the domain you want, and then expand that domain.

  3. Right-click the LoadGen Objects Users folder, and then click Delete. Be aware that you might not find this folder if you are using custom users. In this case, you must locate your custom folder.