load and stress testing tools for Windows servers

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
Can anyone recommend some load and stress testing tools for Windows Servers.

My environments are generally:
Office/productivity apps e.g. Adobe Acrobat
some smaller  SQL accounting programs - not huge databases
small Access databases - a few thousand records

What I would like is a tool that lets me simulate scenario mixes of x number of people opening x number of large files/x number of small files, sending e-mails, printing, running spell check, recalculating spreadsheets, database sorts, etc.

Question by:lineonecorp
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    How about somethinhg like this:



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    Thanks. Let me look into it a bit further. I glanced over the site but could not quickly determine whether I can simulate application loads. It seems on first glance more for testing Web servers performance and specific custom apps. I'm looking for something that will simulate the running of standard off-the-shelf apps on Windows servers in particular in TS and virtualized environments e.g. 10 users using Outlook, Adobe, Word with mixed parameters - large files mostly, mix of file sizes, etc.

    Author Comment

    Still need to free up time to look at this.

    Author Comment

    Still looking for time.

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    Hopefully I will get to this in the next two weeks.

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    Sorry, not getting free time. I will close for now and when I do have time will post a related question if there are any issues.

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