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Best practice analyser report shows: Task Offload

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Can anyone explain in lamens terms what this means? should i action this or just leave it?

Task Offload


Task Offload is set to enabled. To disable Task Offload, click Start, and in the Search box type "command." in the
results, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. At the command prompt, run the the
following command:
netsh int ip set global taskoffload=disabled
For more information, see:
Information about the TCP Chimney Offload, Receive Side Scaling, and Network Direct Memory Access features in
Windows Server 2008
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=189029
Mail flow to certain domains does not work when you run Exchange Server 2007 on a Windows Server 2008-based
computer
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=189028
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by:zon7
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Task offload is a way windows have to put some calculations of the tcp into the network card. Just to free some cpu. You can enable it or no. Just your choice
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by:resolver1
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Which questions did you delete?  All the "Best practice analyser report shows" questions are seperate questions!  They have come back from Windows BPA (Best practice analyser report) which i seperated into different questions to break the issues down for different people to answer depending on the topic.
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by:resolver1
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zon7 does it free up much CPU ?
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thetime earned 500 total points
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Back to the topic: It's a decision you make based on preference.

Basically the Windows OS will send TCP related calculations to the Network card instead of the CPU saving you a few CPU cycles in the process. Primarily used to free up CPU cycles if your servers CPU's are running near or close to 100% most of the time. Doesn't have a massive impact but saves a cycle here and there.
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by:resolver1
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Thaks for your reply TheTime.  I'll leave it as is then.  Thanks for your reply.

Thanks Rindi.
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