Brand new install (on new hard drives even) of Essentials 2012. All of the patches and updates have been applied, drivers, firmware and BIOS brought up to date.
The network is slow. Dialup speed slow. As in downloading driver files from dell.com at 12 kb/s slow. Trying to copy files to or from another device on the network has similar speeds.
When I run a LIVE CD on the machine the network runs as fast as it normally should - there are no problems with the hardware at all, this is something that is specific to 2012 (under 2003 everything worked perfectly as well.)
I am completely out of ideas - I've tried every possible thing I could think of except for a new NIC (T310s have on-board NICs so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to try a new one). Has anybody seen this before and does a solution exist?
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