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I have an XP machine typical configuration 1gb memory, single processor etc. I have a 98 Virtual Machine running - the performance is great. I took the same virtual machine image and loaded it on a dual processor server with 4GB of memory. What I do not understand is it is 10 times slower on the server than it is on the xp pc. The biggest thing that is slower is the network traffic. This is even stranger because the server has a Gigabit adapter and the pc only have 100mb?  I have loaded VMWare tools version 126538.

Any thoughts on how to boost performance would be appreciated.
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Does the Server on which you have loaded the 98 VM provide any other Services like Web Server,DNS or Domain Controller ?
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At this time there are no other applications running on the machine - it is just a file server no Web, DNS or DC.
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How many NIC Cards are available in the Server ?
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There are two.  We only have 1 connected currently.
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I suggest that you bring the another NIC up and bind the VM to that NIC and check whether performance improves.
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Bringing up the other NIC did not boost performance.
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Still have same performance issues at this point have decided to just use XP machine that is working ok
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