During our class discussion on Windows Deployment Services, we talked about the network bandwidth considerations. It is recommended that you utilize a gigabit back bone for deployment activities, but a 100 MB backbone will work during low network activity. It is possible to throttle the bandwidth used by WDS be using the following procedure.
To throttle your multicast bandwidth usage:
- From the WDS MMC, open the Server Properties page.
- Go to the Network Settings Tab.
- Select the Custom network profile.
- Click start and type Regedit32 and press enter.
- In the registry, browse to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WDSServer\Providers\WDSMC\Profiles\Custom
- Set the TpMaxBandwidth setting to something less than 100. It's the percentage of available bandwidth that the server uses.