• United States
by Travis Berkley

How we did it

Feb 02, 20041 min

How we tested Microsoft’s Live Communications Server 2003.

We installed Windows 2003 Server on two HP ProLiant 360 G3 servers, each with a 2.4-GHz Intel Xeon processor, 1G byte of RAM and 72G bytes of mirrored disk on a SmartArray controller. A primary domain controller and Exchange 2003 were installed on our first server, and Live Communications Server was installed on the second server.

Our clients were various PCs running Windows XP Professional, Windows Messenger 5.0 and Microsoft Office Professional 2003. We initiated numerous chat sessions, voice and video sessions, as well as file transfers between the Windows Messenger clients. Using Outlook, we initiated chat sessions directly from e-mail and the like.

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