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I am having an issue with a specific Windows 2003 Sp2 server provides file and print sharing for our users.  The problem is that when a Windows 7 or Windows 2008 based machine try to access the file shares or printers, network performance is extremely slow.  Everything work fine if a user is accessing them from a Windows XP computer and a Mac.  This is the only Windows 2003 server that seems to have this problem.  All the other server work properly.  The only way I have been able to get it to work is by disabling auto tuning on the Window 7 client computer (http://www.speedguide.net/faq_in_q.php?qid=247).  This isn't the most ideal solution but may help diagnose the issue.  I would like to be able to fix this issue on the server side rather than having to fix every single new Windows 7 installation.

asked 11/17/2011 03:26

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You may want to try disabling RSS Scaling and TCP Chimney Offload on the server.  This can usually be done either through the properties of the NIC, or via command line.

Also, have the NIC drivers been updated?
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I updated the NIC card and that didn't help.  I was able to get it to work using Windows update.  I was already at SP2.  I don't know what the specific patch that got it to work however.
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answered 2011-11-21 at 00:19:21

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So no more issues then?  Glad you found a fix!
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answered 2011-11-21 at 10:04:22

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Patching up the machine did the trick

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answered 2011-11-21 at 13:19:44

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