Use this action dialog to specify a standard branch office configuration. The branch office profile includes:

The following elements appear on the New Branch Office Profile action dialog of the MOSS Model Wizard.

General Settings

Branch Office Profile Name


Specify the name of the branch office profile in the space provided. When Capacity Planner models your initial topology, it will use this name and a number for each branch office associated with this profile. For example, if you configure three branch offices to use a profile named ProfileA, Capacity Planner names the branch offices ProfileA 1, ProfileA 2, and ProfileA 3.
Local Client Count


Specify the number of users that you anticipate for each branch office that uses this profile. You can specify up to 100,000 users. Capacity Planner assumes that at any one time, 10 percent of the users are active (these are your deployment's concurrent active users). You can modify this percentage in the Customize Usage Profiles action dialog.
Branch Office Count


Specify the number of branch offices that use this profile.

Client Profiles

Use this section to configure the client profiles of the users you specified in Local Client Count.

If your SharePoint farm is an Internet deployment, configure the following options:

(Internet) Anonymous Users


In the % column, set the percentage of your users who access your SharePoint farm anonymously.In the Usage Profile column, select a usage profile for these users.
(Internet) Authenticated Users


In the % column, set the percentage of your users who access your SharePoint farm by authenticating.In the Usage Profile column, select a usage profile for these users.
Show Counts / Show Percentages


Click to toggle between percentages and actual numbers.

If your SharePoint farm is an intranet deployment, configure the following options:

(Intranet) Authenticated Users


In the Usage Profile column, select a usage profile for these users.
Show Counts / Show Percentages


Click to toggle between percentages and actual numbers.

For more information about client profiles and client types, see Client Types - MOSS.

For more information about usage profiles, see Usage Profiles - MOSS.

Using Multiple Client Profiles

When you create your branch office profile, you can define one or (for Internet deployments) two client profiles. You may need more client profiles than this in order to accurately model the types of users in your organization. After you finish defining your initial topology using the MOSS Model Wizard, you can use the MOSS Model Editor to create the additional client profiles you may need.

For example, you may have a large number of authenticated users who will use the SharePoint services for collaboration, but some of those users may only need to read documents, while a few editors may need to upload new versions of documents. To model this behavior, you might initially define a client profile for authenticated users that includes the Light (Read) Collaboration usage profile. After you have finished the MOSS Model Wizard, you would use the MOSS Model Editor to create an additional client profile for the editors. This client profile would use the Heavy Collaboration usage profile.

For information about how to create additional client profiles, see Add or Edit a Client Profile - MOSS.

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