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How to measure Outlook/Exchange performance RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I am trying to measure Outlook 2013 / Exchange Server 2016 quality of service from the user's perspective.  The link between client and server is via VPN over a satellite link, so the rtt ping time can be 600-1200 ms.

    Cacheing is turned off to improve consistency of results.

    Ideally, I want to collect the following:

    1.    1--sender

    2.    2--recipient

    3.   3-- hh:mm:ss time the sender hit the send button to send a message with 1 MB html image in the body

    4.   4-- hh:mm:ss time the Exchange server received the complete message and attachment

    5.   5-- hh:mm:ss time the recipient clicked on the message to view it

    6.   6-- hh:mm:ss time the message became fully visible on the recipient's screen

    Currently I have a powershell program that will send an SMTP mail and collect 1,2,3.

    If I send the message with delivery and read receipts requested, I think I can get 4 and 5 sent back to the sender using delivery receipt and return receipt requested.

    # 6 has me stumped. Is there a file or a variable somewhere that I can check the size of e.g., once per second, that would tell me the progress of the message download?

    Or, is there a better way to do this, preferably without the need to become an Exchange Administrator?

    Thanks in advance!

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:17 PM

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  • Hi JLM42,

    >> Is there a file or a variable somewhere that I can check the size of e.g., once per second, that would tell me the progress of the message download?

    From what I know, I am afraid there is no built-in option available in Outlook client side for this requirement. 

    Regards,

    Yuki Sun


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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:33 AM