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Robocopy Freezes on Windows 2008 R2

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I am trying to do a simple copy operation.  I have a large job to do and have just been trying to test before I start the actual copying.  But every time I run robocopy, it freezes after about 45MB or data, and I have to reboot the server to kill the process.  Robocopy is run on a Windows 2008 R2 Standard box, copying data to it from a Windows 2003 Standard box.
This is the string I used:  
robocopy \\fileserver1\D$\SYS\groups\common\arts d:\SYS /COPYALL /MIR /NFL /NDL /LOG+:test.txt /NP

Of course the log file said nothing helpful and same for event logs.  I did some searching and found LOTS of people complaing about the same issue, most of them Vista users, but some where using Windows 2008.  Has anyone experienced this problem and know if a solution?
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Try using Rich copy which is the new version of Robocopy. Make sure you have all AVs disabled during this copy time as well
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by:kevinhsieh
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Try adding /r:1 /w:1 which means do only 1 retry, and to wait for 1 second before skipping the current file. You may not have access to a file.
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by:rhinoceros
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Have you tried to use mapped network drive for robocopy ? So far, URL copy is not a stable one.

net use x: \\fileserver1\D$\SYS\groups\common\arts
robocopy x: d:\SYS /COPYALL /MIR /NFL /NDL /LOG+:test.txt /NP
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Tex_ka95 earned 0 total points
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Turns out the problem was I had to turn off RSS and chimney setttings on the target server.
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by:Tex_ka95
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Did some research on my own.
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by:WEG_IS
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Had the same issue.  Robocopy would hang up the server on Win2008 R2.  Disabled TOE on the NIC on the target server, and now Robocopy is running fine.  
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