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Server 2008 R2 Throughput Testing

Background:
SAN Back end: 2 Equallogic 6510Es combined in a single storage pool
1 Windows Server 2008R2, base install, not joined to the domain on an ESXi 4.1 host
1 Windows Server 2008R2, base install, not joined to the domain on another ESXi 4.1 host
Connected via VMXNET3 NICs on our Dell PowerConnect 8024F 10G network on a separate VLAN, no other network connections
Test Procedure: Moving an ~8GB zip via UNC path
Changes made to local policy followed by running gpupdate

Default Policy: 69MB/second
Default Policy

Disable: Digitally sign secure communications (always): 96.7MB/second
Negotiate Policy

Disable: Digitally sign secure communications (always) & (if server/client agrees): 345MB/second
No Policy

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