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Our company has 35 computers, 10 Windows XP, the rest Windows 98 running on a Windows 2003 Standard Server.  

We just upgraded to the Windows 2003 Server from a Novell Netware Server.  Our users are complaining that the network seems slow.  Specifically, saving autocad drawings seems slow.  We also recently upgraded all cabling to CAT5e.

Is their a way to determine if we are running into Network Bandwidth problems? How would you go about tackling this?

All of these machines are connected via 2 10/100 switches.  The server is on a gigabit port on one of the switches.

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how are the switched linked?
taskmanager has a networking tab.. shows you % of utilization.  (ctrl+alt+del, task manager button)
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The switches are linked to each other using one of the empty slots on each switch.
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assuming this is done right, your limiting the bandwidth between the switches to one ports max speed.  So all nodes will be forced through a single node if the traffic has to go to the other switch.

 opitmize placement of computers on the switche depending on what they do.  PLace more important apps on the same switch.

howeer there is a good chance your not maxing out that interface.. just a possablility.

are the switches managed?  see if any are flopping.  monitor the uplink... see if its using a hight % of utilization

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