2 nic traffic balancing

I have 2 network cards on one windows 2003 server. When logging in using Terminal services, when using one ip address it will direct traffic to either network card depending on traffic on each card. Basically load balancing between 2 nic's on one server. Is that possible and is there software that allows me to do that?
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DragonmenConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I recommend NIC Express.
It's a great software and easy to configure.
Also, remember that your switch MUST support 802.3ad aggregation mode (trunking) or there's no way you'll be managed to get this working.
Most of the middle-class L2 switches support this.
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huntersvcsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Check out QOS - Quality of Service.  This enables you to determine the band width reserved for individual IP's.
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gjohnson99Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Broadcom Nics comes software to do it also.
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PennGwynConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You need this supported both on the server (usually in the NIC driver, although "NIC Express" sounds like it might be a generic solution), and in the switch.  This is sometimes called NIC "teaming" by vendors.

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huntersvcsCommented:
This should answer the question, and explains the pros and cons of other solutions.

http://ntrg.cs.tcd.ie/undergrad/4ba2.01/group8/network_bottleneck.html
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