Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, SBS 2003 R2 (32 Bit) - Slow File Transfers to and from Clients in Technical; (I'm not sure I can contribute to the topic of the thread, but please note that a large chunk of ...
13th January 2012, 01:38 PM #16
(I'm not sure I can contribute to the topic of the thread, but please note that a large chunk of the readership of this site will be at the BETT exhibition so not as active on the forums as usual - might explain why you didn't get a reply yesterday; it's quiet round here at the moment )
26th January 2012, 03:16 AM #17
I would warn you you must have 64 bit cpu to support windows server 2008.
Here a few things you can look at
1) Check if the server connection speed.
2) Check if the server is on QoS port on your switch.
3) Check if you have any load balancing or restrictions on your connection on the server.
That's all I can think of at the moment. I have a SBS 2003 not R2 and it works fine without raid.
23rd February 2012, 04:57 PM #18
- Rep Power
Thanks for all the replies.
Originally Posted by Patrickv
I learnt the (very obvious lesson) about 64 bit when I tried to install Server 2008 R2 onto our old Dell PowerEdge machine. (Doh!) Its so easy to forget that 64 bit CPU's are fairly recent innovations, and the old Dell certainly wasn't fitted with them!
Anyhow, we decided to replace the server with a new Fujitsu Tx100 S3 machine, which works very well.
I have been running a trial of 2008 R2 Standard for the past two weeks, and it has been flying along. However, we installed 2011 SBS at the weekend, which reduced it to a crawl, and was very unstable, with individual windows flickering on and off for a minute or so after opening them. Upload and download speeds were also much slower. (This is all despite the machine more than meeting Microsoft's reccomended specifications.) A second installation was no better, so we have reverted to the 2008 R2 trial for now.
I am therefore considering 2008 R2 SBS Standard (rather than 2011 SBS). Does anyone have experience of this on anything less than a megaserver? (We only have a 3.1 GHz quad core Xeon and 8 GB of RAM, which was clearly not enough for 2011.)
From what I see i will run on 4 GB of RAM, rather than the 8GB minimum reccomended for 2011. Is it possible to select which elements are installed at installation, as the problem with 2011 seemed to be that absolutely everything was installed and activated, whether we wanted it or not.
(I have to say, my converstaion with the helpline person at Microsoft did nothing to endear me to the oganisation)
24th February 2012, 11:12 AM #19
- Rep Power
I think it might be best if I move this to the Server 2008 forum.
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