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Oct 152008
 

TCP protocol can offload some of the tasks that are being processed by the system processor like Checksum calculation on header and data or IPSec Tunnel Encryptio (if supported by the NIC) onto the Network Interface Card (NIC). Task offloading is designed to improve performance and it is seen to have indeed significantly improve performance.

Windows Server 2008/2003, Windows Vista/XP by defines enables support Task Offloading. However, there may be instance where you need to troubleshoot network performance issues and need to disable the Task offloading. This can be done from the Windows Registry

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Oct 142008
 

By default all the supported features for IPv6 are enabled in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. However, if you are not using IPv6 yet then you don't need to be enabled at all or if you do use and want some of the components be disabled because you don't use it then this can be done Windows Registry.

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Oct 112008
 

When you try to download and install updates available for your Windows Vista, it may fail with error code 80073712. It could show progress as “Downloading updates” but stays at 0% and finally fails with error 80073712.

This could happen if at sometime you stopped Windows Updates half way or your PC was shutdown or restarted either due to an error or by mistake. This corrupts the Windows Updates Agent.

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Oct 062008
 

Have you ever wondered where the network configuration settings like IP Address Subnet mask or the same settings provided by your DHCP server (propably your home broadband router) on a network interface or a wireless interface are stored on your computer?

Undoubtedly, these are stored in the Windows registry. While there is no need to change any of these values from Windows Registry as it is good enough to make the changes network settings, it is still good enough to where they are and what the related registry keys are.

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Oct 062008
 

Finding the uptime in Windows Vista/XP or Windows Server 2008/2003 is not as straight forward as running the command “uptime” in Linux or Unix. However, it isn't difficult either.

There are two ways to find the system uptime in Windows Vista/Server 2008/XP/2003.

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