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sbs 2003 nic setting changes according to ms article

i'm following demazter ee article on sbs 2003 and exchange migration to 2008.

running the sbs 2003 best practice analayser it reports Receive Side Scaling enabled and to look at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95152 which has forwards to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948496

under the section: Method 1: Manually disable Receive Side Scaling and TCP Offload in the network adapter driver

it states to go to the nic properties > configuration > advanced tab and disable TCP/IP Offload and Receive Side Scaling but in their example picture these options are not there and nor are they available on my adapter

does anyone have any experience with this?


Windows Server 2003

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8/22/2022 - Mon

The names are different depending on your adapter.  A couple options for you - either post a screenshot of the NIC adapter properties Advanced tab so I can tell you which ones to disable, or follow the instructions in the Microsoft article to disable through the registry.
David Johnson, CD

Device Options will only show what is supported on your network card via the device driver manufacturers settings

attached are options that i have.  some items are resemble the settings that they talk about but are not identical and i don't know what they are so hesitant in changing.  otherwise i'll change the registry values some time when i can reboot the server
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made the changes and nothing broke, not sure if i gained anything either except the best practices analyzer doesn't complain about this anymore.

thanks for the input