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Increase Network Performance and Throughput (Windows NT/2000) Popular

If you increase the number of buffers that the redirector reserves for network performance, it may increase your network throughput. Each extra execution thread that you configure will take 1k of additional nonpaged pool memory, but only if your applications actually use them.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create new DWORD values, or modify the existing values, called:

'MaxCmds' The range is 0 - 255 and the default is 15

'MaxThreads' Set it to the same value as MaxCmds

You may also want to increase the value of 'MaxCollectionCount'. This value represents the buffer for character-mode named pipes writes. The default is 16 and the range is 0 - 65535.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|MaxCmdsREG_DWORD0x0000001e (30)|
|MaxThreadsREG_DWORD0x0000001e (30)|
|MaxCollectionCountREG_DWORD0x00000020 (32)|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanW...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\
Parameters]
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

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Last modified: May 17, 2003