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Lync Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-24

The Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool (referred to as LyncPerfTool) can simulate user load of the following types:


Instant messaging (IM) and presence

Audio conferencing

Application sharing

Voice over IP (VoIP), including public switched telephone network (PSTN) simulation

Web Access Client conferencing

Microsoft Lync 2013 Attendant

Response Groups

Distribution list expansion

Address book download and address book query

Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) calls and location profile (dial plan)


Viewing multiple streams from a conference

The Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool supports cross-pool load generation and federation through advanced configuration only.

The tool also does not simulate user load for the following clients:

  • Office Live Meeting 2007

  • Lync 2013 Persistent Chat

As a result, the Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool will not support testing the following components:

  • Lync 2013 Persistent Chat

  • Exchange integration scenarios

The following applications are included in the Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool:


Tool Description


The Lync Server 2013 User Provisioning tool. This tool is used to create users and contacts.


The Lync Server 2013 Load Configuration Tool. This tool is used to configure the characteristics of the user load to simulate.


The Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool. LyncPerfTool is the tool that simulates the user load.


Default.tmx is required to use the Lync Server 2013 Logging Tool.

Example provisioning scripts

These examples are used to configure the topology for running load tests, based on specific scenarios

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