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Increase Network Bandwidth on Windows Server 2008 R2

I am looking after this network with around 40 clients on one Windows 2008 R2 server. These clients are connected to server via two gigabit switches (24-port dumb switches). Over the next few months ...
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2answers
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Netsh Dump missing DNS settings

I'm trying to figure out why "netsh dump" produces different scripts on 2003 versus 2008. In output below, I've used "netsh interface ip dump" to keep the length of this post reasonable. I've searched ...
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How to improve Intel X520-DA2 10Gb NIC throughput without Jumbo packets

Here's what I have done so far: Using more Rx/Tx buffers boosts performance the most from defaults. I set RSS Queues to 4 on each adapter, and specified starting RSS CPU on the second port to ...
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2answers
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Server 2008 on VMware vSphere 5.1 - nic takes 20-25 mins to connect to the network

I have VM with Server 2008 R2 on it that I just recently installed Exchange 2010 on. It has been working 100% till today. This morning I installed ESET (antivirus) on the machine and then this ...
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Dual Nic, one keeps dropping

I'm running windows server 2008 r2 on a dell poweredge 2850. I have 2 NICs, one is configured behind a firewall with a dhcp server on the main local LAN and another one has it's own dedicated ...
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can't connect 2 subnets through RRAS 2008 r2

I'm working on a project for a networking class. In VMWare Workstation, I have to set up a 2008 r2 server with DHCP reservations for 2 clients on separate subnets and have them ping each other. Here ...
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Setup two NICs, one public and one private

I have two servers in a datacenter, both running Windows Server 2008 R2. Both of these servers have 2 NICs. I am trying to setup one NIC to be used for public access and the other for a private ...
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What are the steps to set up a Hyper-V solution with one NIC

I have successfully installed centos on a virtual machine via Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2. This server has one NIC. I have created a virtual NIC, and virtual subnet, and within the virtual ...
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Intel PRO/1000 Server NIC on Windows latency. How to measure?

Please note - this question is about latency of the card itself. Not latency of internet or anything else. Thank you for your attention on this matter. It is often said that good server NIC does make ...
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Driver Versions Don't Update

So I have a whitebox server running two Intel 82575EB Gigabit NICs. I tried to update them using the newest drivers (v17.0), but after update (which appears successful) the driver version shown by ...
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1answer
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2 NICs Windows 2k8 Server DHCP

Hi I have 2 NICs on my Windows 2008 R2 Server and I want to be able to have 1 NIC connected to the router (Wan) and 1 connected to a standalone switch (Lan) and act as an DHCP server. I want it to act ...
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Benefits of adding a second NIC

I have an (virtual) internal Win 2008 R2 Server as a DC and also running Exchange 2010. I have one NIC configured. However I have seen set-ups where one NIC is configured for external and another NIC ...
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645 views

Dell PE 2850 NIC cycling - can't install latest drivers

I've just installed W2K8 R2 SP1 on a Dell poweredge 2850. The network card isn't working correctly - keeps cycling through these states: identifying, enabling, network, network cable unplugged. The ...
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1answer
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What's the best use of 4 nics for Hyper-V?

I'm running several Dell R710's, each of which is outfitted with 4 x Broadcom BCM5709C nics. Two of these R710's are running Hyper-V and a third is running SQL Server 2008, each running Windows ...
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1answer
578 views

Sharing IPs between multiple interfaces in VLAN

I've got two servers with 3 interfaces between them all on the same VLAN. Server 1: 1 NIC, 1 IP block (/29) with subnet 255.255.255.248 Server 2: 2 NICs, 2 IP blocks (one /28 and the other /29) with ...
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1answer
593 views

BSOD on Hyper-V after creating Virtual Network on Intel NIC

I have a home server with a Gigabyte P55M-UD2 motherboard, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, a i5 760 proc and 2 off-board Intel(R) Pro/100+ Management Adapter NICs. I installed a Windows 2008R2 Enterprise on my ...
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Attempts at NIC teaming on Server 2008 R2 with PRO/1000 MT

I have a Dell PowerEdge 1850 server and a gigabit switch that supports nic teaming (and was configured to do so). The server has a total of four Intel PRO/1000 MT ports, which also support teaming. ...