Network Copying – Windows Vista ‘Joys’

Hello again!!

You know, never have I looked back and wished that i hadn’t moved away from Windows XP. Don’t get me wrong, XP was and is still a name to be reckoned with. But personally I can see how Vista is slowly picking up its pace. There is, however, one thing that drives me up the wall with Vista: Copying over the network… It is anything but fast.

Lets not waste any time, I have lost enough of that while waiting for files to copy down.

Microsoft has coded a nice little feature which allows for ‘Autotuning’. Fantastic idea considering the fact that even most new network switches are not too fond of the feature and don’t particularly understand it. 10 points and a Noddy badge to the Microsoft boys for this great plan. One day there will be a place for such features, today is not the time though. In the mean time, log on to your Vista PC with the Admin account (Or an account that has Admin rights) and enter the following into a command window:

netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

If all goes well, you should see a very promising ‘Ok’ appear one line below the command.

Great, now what? Now you test it. This is still in a testing stage in our labs, but so far so good. My PC is still running at full steam ahead, so running this command didn’t do any harm.

Anyhow, I will keep you all informed! Thank you for your support guys!!

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