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File Copy hangs Windows Vista from or to Windows Server 2008

Environment:
Windows Server 2008 SP1 Standard 4 GB Dell PowerEdge SC 440 (No domains involved)
   Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet w/CAT6
Vista SP1 4GB HP Pavilion d4790y
   D-Link DGE530T 10/100/1000 w/CAT6
   also tried Intel 8256V 10/100 w/CAT6 (same problem)
NO RESOURCE CONFLICTS BETWEEN ANY ADAPTERS
Latest (2008) drivers installed.
Hub between the two is D-Link DGS-2208 10/100/1000  

Situation:
On Windows Vista, a network file copy to/from Windows Server 2008 greater than 200K always results in a hang whether it was initiated in Windows Explorer or COPY command at the command line prompt. Processor sits idle. Task cannot be ended with Task Manager End Task button. System will  then not restart without a hard reset. Large network copies between VIsta and Windows Server 2003, XP Pro are fine. Large network copies between WS2008 and WS2003 and XP Pro are fine.

Large network file copies work fine when Vista is started in "Safe Mode with Networking".

Using MSConfig, if I disable all but the same services that are used with "Safe Mode with Networking" and disable all startups it still hangs.

What could be the difference between these two configurations ("Safe Mode with Networking" and "MS Config") that would cause network copies to fail?   How can I better isolate it?
Windows Server 2003Windows VistaWindows Server 2008

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WilbertWaterbury

8/22/2022 - Mon
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WilbertWaterbury

This problem appears to be fixed by setting autotunning to normal.  It was set to highlyrestricted (???)

I tried setting it to disabled, rebooted and tested without success. I then set it to normal and re-tested without success.  However a few minutes later it began to work.  It's too late to run more tests tonight.  This has just caused me two days of grief.
Michael Worsham

I recommend taking a look at the following links:

Vista Auto-Tuning
http://www.kombitz.com/2007/02/14/vista-auto-tuning/

Find your bandwidth in Vista really slow? Here is a simple hack for you.
http://silverstr.ufies.org/blog/archives/001035.html
ASKER
WilbertWaterbury

The problem has been resolved by setting AutoTuning to Disabled.  My earlier post about setting it to normal was wrong because I was not rebooting after changing the value.

How could MS get this so wrong.  This is pretty common stuff were talking about here. Vista and its cousin WIndows Server 2008. They are suppose to play great together. Right?
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
fblack61
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WilbertWaterbury

Ignore this lasts post.  Turning AutoTuning off was not a reliable cure.  I finally called Microsoft and we isolated it to CA virus software.
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