Windows Desktop Search and the implications on WAN performance

Windows Desktop search (WDS) is a great tool to help you to search through the unwieldy plethora of documents or emails that you may have scattered across your desktop. With the addition of 3rd party IFilter add-ins, it makes it even easier to find what you are looking for. As of version 3.01, Desktop search…


Scalable Networking Pack Rollup Released

I am sure you are all are intimately familiar with the problems with the Scalable Networking Pack (SNP) including it’s use of the TCP Chimney feature that I blogged about at The problems that surfaced due to these features being enabled by default in the Service Pack 2 release of Windows 2003 brought out…


Update: Windows 2003 Scalable Networking pack and its possible effects on Exchange

I made an update today on the EHLO site for this blog at regarding some additional information regarding a new Broadcom Driver release that helps with connectivity issues with offloading features enabled. Check it out. Mike