Using more than one network card in a server.
Posted on 2005-03-23
We have a rather basic network setup (70 PC's running 2000 or XP) and a single Windows 2003 domain controller.
Our server has two 1GB network cards, although at present one is disabled. In the past I have come accross servers running multiple NICS, although they have always been used to service different subnets.
Somebody has told me that it may be possible to use both my NICS in the server to boost network performance within my domain. This brings me to my 2 very simple questions:
1. Is it possible to do this without having to divide the network into different subnets?
2. If so, can you point me towards any resources which desribe how to do this.
Hope you can help.