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TechNet Webcast: Server Message Block 2.0 in Action (Level 300)

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Executive Summary

How fast is the Server Message Block (SMB) version 2.0 protocol? Some claim it is up to 40 times faster than SMB 1.x, others say SMB 2 is actually slower than SMB 1 or requires various registry tweaks to match the performance of SMB 1. Actually, all three of the statements are correct under specific circumstances. The presenter of this webcast looks at what the new SMB 2 protocol does, how its performance is influenced by the new TCP/IP stack, and how other network parameters like Jumbo Frames contribute to overall network performance.

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