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File Transfer 2008 to 2003 locks server up???? RRS feed

  • Question

  • So I have a weird problem. I have one 2008 R2 server and another 2003 x86 SBS on a GB switch. I've made sure both nics on each server have updated firmware. I have even diabled TaskOffload on the 2003 server.
    The issue:
    If I'm on the 2008 server and open explorer to the 2003 server (\\192.168.1.252\c$) and try to transfer a file it starts off at around 70-90mbps and stops at random points. It eventually fails and says it can't find the path.
    Even stranger:
I can have the networking tab of TASKMGR up and as soon as the transfer starts I see the network utilization jump when the transfer stops. After a few seconds the network utilization drops to 0% and the server will eventually lock up.
    I have tried transferring from the 2008 R2 server to the 2003 SBS and it does that, and also from a Windows 7 machine and it did the same thing.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011 4:27 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Please try the following steps to disable SMB Signing by navigating to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters and modifying the EnableSecuritySignature value to 0.

     

    For more information, please refer to the following Microsoft KB article:

     

    Client, service, and program incompatibilities that may occur when you modify security settings and user rights assignments

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823659

     

    If it does not work, please also test the issue in Safe Mode with Networking and let us know the result.

     

    Regards,


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    Friday, May 27, 2011 5:57 AM
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