|Windows Server 2012
Use NIC Configurator 2013 to collect, inventory, and modify advanced NIC adapter settings. Configure ethernet adapter performance settings on both the server and desktop to collectively increase performance throughout your network.
How It Works: (Video Demo)
NIC Configurator 2013 queries active directory for a list of computers to examine advanced network adapter settings. Once the computer list is retrieved, NIC Configurator 2013 queries for the advanced network adapter settings of all NICs installed in each computer. This information is gathered and organized to allow inventory reports to be saved. NIC Configurator 2013 can automatically modify these values to match advanced NIC policy settings that you define.
How It's Used:
Open NIC Configurator 2013 from the desktop icon and type in your domain name, OU, computer group, or a partial computer name. Select your active directory computers from the list provided and then configure best performance values for each advanced ethernet adapter setting (speed & duplex, recieve/transmit buffers, checksum offloads, etc.) in the dialog box on-screen. Save your settings as a NIC Policy and then apply the policy towards a group of computers. NIC Configurator 2013 can automatically apply those settings to all or selective NICs in your computer group and generate a report in seconds so that you can see the changes that were made. Or you can select a group of computers to view settings without any modifications being made.
It's Best For:
Collecting NIC adapter inventory or automatically modifying groups of computers with the same set of best performance values such as configuring all desktops with speed and duplex (autonegotiation), checksum offloads (Rx Enabled), and receive buffers (Max). Or, configuring server NICs with speed and duplex (1 Gb full duplex), checksum offloads (Tx Enabled), and transmit buffers (Max).
In a matter of seconds, NIC Configurator 2013 can collect NIC adapter inventory across groups of computers, standardize those computers based on your NIC policy and then generate a report of the current advanced NIC values for a particular group of computers.