Easier to consume?

Hit this one at home – http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/03/20/help-and-support-service-missing-after-installing-windows-2003-service-pack-2.aspx


Hit this one at the office – http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/03/19/vpn-securenat-nat-and-outlook-clients-not-working-after-installing-windows-service-pack-2-in-sbs-2003-premium.aspx and the help and support issue as well..that’s two for two for that one.


Easier to consume ‘eh?


To make it easier to consume proactively do these edits if you have ISA on the box would be my recommendation or at least in advance ensure that this EnableRSS is not enabled as it was on my box (there was a “1” setting up there).


You can disable the RSS support from the TCP/IP stack by doing the following:


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
To work around this problem, disable Receive Side Scaling when the computer is configured as an Internet Connection Sharing gateway. To do this, follow these steps:


1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit , and then click OK.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters


3. On the Edit menu, point to New, click DWORD Value, and then type EnableRSS .

4. Double-click EnableRSS, type 0 , and then click OK.

5. Exit Registry Editor.

If you are still experiencing problems (like slow file copying), you should also disable Offloading support:


1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.


2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters


3. In the right pane, make sure that the DisableTaskOffload registry entry exists. If this entry does not exist, follow these steps to add the entry:

a. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value, and then type DisableTaskOffload .


4. Double-Click DisableTaskOffload, type 1, and then click OK. 

5. Exit Registry Editor.

(Reboot to make both changes effective)


…well for now we’re rolling back SP2 at the office because VPN is still horked up and I can’t TS to the server so that means I’m in search of some nic drivers and we’ll try this another day…

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