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Monday, May 17, 2010

Can you throttle your WDS deployment bandwidth?

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.

Reference: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserversetup/thread/09fe5ed6-aea5-4eb1-9df9-17c095c51b8f

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