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Disabling Bandwidth Throttling

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

The following procedure tells how to disable bandwidth throttling for an individual site. The procedure is slightly different if you are overriding global bandwidth throttling. Either task can also be performed by using ADSI or WMI to update the MaxBandwidth metabase property for the site.

ImportantImportant
You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform the following procedure or procedures. As a security best practice, log on to your computer by using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use the runas command to run IIS Manager as an administrator. At a command prompt, type runas /user:Administrative_AccountName "mmc %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\iis.msc".

To disable bandwidth throttling on an individual site
  1. If global bandwidth throttling is not in effect, on the Performance tab, under Bandwidth throttling, clear the Limit the network bandwidth available to this Web site check box. Alternatively, you can set the MaxBandwidth metabase property to -1 by using ADSI or WMI.

  2. If global bandwidth throttling is in effect, but you want an individual site to have virtually unlimited bandwidth, on the Performance tab, under Bandwidth throttling, do not clear the Limit the network bandwidth available to this Web site check box (the global setting automatically applies to the individual site when the check box is cleared). Instead, enter a very high number in the Maximum bandwidth (in kilobytes per second) box. Alternatively, you can set the MaxBandwidth metabase property to -2 by using ADSI or WMI.

    noteNote
    Bandwidth throttling is not supported for requests that come to a site by means of an IPv6 address. The MaxBandwidth metabase property does not affect IPv6 network traffic.

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