Speed up Windows 7 and 2008 R2 Network

Slow network is a pain in this high speed Internet and local area networks we have and with Windows 7, Vista and Windows 2008 R2 having a slow network is a big issue. Slow networks can cause issues with accessing shares,  accessing and transferring data, DNS name resolutions and of course Internet downloads and uploads. Here are a few items that can be tweaked to aid in reducing some of the slowness with... read more

Reserved Ports on Windows 2008 R2

Sometimes you will run into an issue where an application requires a specific port(s) and another app or service will grab them and cause that app or service to fail.  In Windows 200 and 2003 you could resolve this issue by adding a Multi string registry entry in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\tcpip\Parameters called ReservedPorts and add in the exceptions and reboot and all was well. This is no... read more

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