Slow NIC throughput on SBS2003
Posted on 2009-04-16
My client has a Dell PowerEdge Server with an Intel Zeon 3Ghz Processor and 4GB of RAM.
The OS is Windows Small Business Server 2003.
All workstations have 2GB RAM with dual core intel processors and are running XP Pro.
The issue that they have is the throughput over the network to and from the server seems to be capped to 10MB.
The network card shows that it is connected at 100MBPS.
The Switch in use is a NetGear Prosafe 10/100.
The fastest data transfer I can get from or to the Server is on 10MB or approx 10% of the 100MB
If I transfer any data files from PC to PC over the network, I get almost the full 100MBPS.
The slow transfer only occurs when transferring to or from the Server.
This is causing problems with Sage Payroll as the backup file goes to the server and takes nearly 20 minutes!
If I transfer the backup file to a PC on the network the job is done in under 3!
Any help would be greatly received.