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One of my fileservers is a hyper v VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. The NIC in the VM maps to a 1 GB NIC on the host that is dedicated just to this VM.

I have two shares on the file server. One is very important and used by a few users. The other is less important but used by many users.

The issue I'm having:

When a ton of users are accessing the unimportant share, it can choke out requests to the important share.

What I'd like to do:

I'd like to some prioritize requests for for file on the more important share, or even dedicate a portion of the NIC's bandwidth just to requests for files on that share. Is there any way to do that? Alternately, can I add another NIC and specify that all traffic to one share goes over one NIC and traffic to the other share goes over the other?

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do you have switches that will do qos? –  tony roth Nov 19 '12 at 23:37

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