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Alright, 2003 it is.

I'm eBaying up 1.0Gb of PC133. That should do for now.
    
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Don't use XP, use 2003, it performs better.
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I personallyl was thinking of Windows Home Server for my personal file server. But after reading a little bit (not to mention WHS corrupting files), I think I'll go with Server 2003. Thanks guys!
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I want to add that XP vs 2003, XP has a lock by default that sets something with connections to 10.
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Originally Posted by Limes View Post
I want to add that XP vs 2003, XP has a lock by default that sets something with connections to 10.
i believe thats in the sp2 which adds that, theres a tcpip.sys hack that will put it back to 50,

http://titan.sonet.net/bgu2/progs/Ev...atch212-en.zip here it is

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Unfortunately there exists no REG-key which could easily be set (would be so nice and easy, right? *smile*). The file TCPIP.SYS in the directory C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32DRIVERS and C:WINDOWSSERVICEPACKFILESI386 has to be changed (system dependend eventually in C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32DLLCACHE, too).

What's been done:
To say it easy: the before 10 half-open connections are beeing increased to 50 (can be changed during runtime and with the parameter /L) and the CRC is been corrected. And that's it!

Comment:
The method described here, should only be used by users, who know how to handle all the described. With the download of the here published program the user know, that changes are made on third party files. For damages in every kind I cannot be hold responsible for. Indeed, tests worked fine here. However, nothing is impossible.
Info: When error occurs, the patcher can change the TCPIP.SYS back to the original!

Instruction:
Just download the patcher and execute it. It will automatically find the windows directory and ask, if it should increase/decrease. For higher values, please check the help with parameter /?.
After a successful patch, the new TCPIP.SYS will be automatically installed. After that, the computer should be restartet.
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/U = Uninstall patch and reinstall safety-copy
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i believe thats in the sp2 which adds that, theres a tcpip.sys hack that will put it back to 50,

http://titan.sonet.net/bgu2/progs/Ev...atch212-en.zip here it is
Good link....cookies!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RSXHiTMAN View Post
i believe thats in the sp2 which adds that, theres a tcpip.sys hack that will put it back to 50,

http://titan.sonet.net/bgu2/progs/Ev...atch212-en.zip here it is
Yep, thanks, I forgot what it exactly was.
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You might be better off sticking with 2000 in that case. I mean, if it ain't broke, why fix it?

Side note, is that a Dodge Caliber running over our furry friends in your avatar? I love it.
it can also be said "if it ain't broke, your not trying"

I would say update it if you want to try something else if not then leave it
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XP is not a server OS. The server component of the XP family is 2003. You may wish to switch to 2008 if you are going to switch. Also, if you can switch to 64 bit (if your CPU supports it) then do. It doesn't cost you any more and will give you better performance under most circumstances while 32 bit apps will still run fine under WoW64.
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everyone says if its not broken don't fix it, but whats the fun in that?
    
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