Server A is Windows 2003 and servers B and C are Windows 2000.
Three servers (A, B and C) are connected to a router. Server A has three NICs. All servers can communicate to the router through their NIC 1 and NIC 1 on each server belongs to the same network. Server B and C are connected to Server A through an additional NIC (Please see attached jpg for a visual representation).
Need to have Servers B and C use their NICs going to Server A first and use their NIC 1 going to the router second.
Server A's NICs number 2 and 3 go to servers B and C respectively. Both these NIC's on Server A are on separate IP ranges (192.168.1.x for Server B and 192.168.2.x for Server C). Need to prioritize communications from Servers B and C to send data to Server A through their secondary NICs FIRST not through the Router (NIC 1).
Need to utilize the fastest connection to send data to Server A as possible without clogging up the router and being limited to 100Mbit on the router. Looking to use methods built into the server OS. Server A is Windows 2003 and servers B and C are Windows 2000.
Thanks a lot for your help.