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BW Throttling on Adapter (ICS) runed by 2003 Server

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Hi all,

I'm running windows 2003 Server with 2 network adapters and ICS (Internet Conexion Sharing). Adapter #1 is connected to the Net, and adapter #2 conected to the LAN, everything is running good. The problem is the users on the network are beeing greedy on the BW and DL big files, which takes away most of the BW, that is initally meant for the Server itself which is running a web server. I'm looking for a way to simply limit the BW for the LAN users.
I've heard QoS might work, but I dont have a clue on how to use it. This other post talked about an entry in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Psched\Parameters\Adapters\[GUID]
NonBestEffortLimit= (BW%)

... tried that in registry and doesnt seem to work.

Any help appreciated!

-The Jimmy
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by:rhandels
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Hi,

Here's a link to Qos option. But still, if you need to do these things, like QoS, than i would suggest using anything else as ICS. ICS is only meant for very small networks or hoem users to have more pc's on the internet. I would say install RRAS, then you can set this much better..

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/techref/en-us/Default.asp?url=/Resources/Documentation/windowsserv/2003/all/techref/en-us/w2k3tr_qos_how.asp
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by:Eric
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Hi TheJimmy,
You read this?
looks like what you said..maybe you missed something?
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/1162/
ICS does sound like a bad fit for what your doing.
Have you considered using NAT with RRAS?  assuming 2003 still has that .. have not used 2k3 yet.

Good luck!
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by:TheJimmy
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Thanks for the posts, but neither has seemed to work out.
rhandels article explains the concepts of QoS, but doesnt really say how to get it working.

esczone's post is similiar to what I had read, but I cant seem to get it to work, even though I do the specified changes in the registry.
Maybe QoS is not activated somehow, I dont know, but its installed on the adapters.

- TheJimmy
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by:TheJimmy
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... can anyone tell me how to use RRAS or NAT for what I need, if thats the solution?

- TheJimmy
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I belive I answered his question.   The last link was eactly what he asked for.
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