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DisableTaskOffload

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters

Data type

Range

Default value

REG_DWORD

0 | 1

0

Description

Disables offloading of processor tasks to the network adapter. Offloading is designed to optimize performance of Windows 2000.

Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) 5.0 lets TCP take full advantage of intelligence in network adapters by letting the adapter do some of the tasks that the processor normally performs. Offloading these tasks to the network adapter leaves the processor free for tasks that only it can perform.

In Windows 2000, TCP supports offloading of Internet Protocol security (IPSec) encryption to network adapters with encryption hardware. It also supports offloading of TCP checksum calculations on headers and data to capable network adapters.

Value

Meaning

0

Enables offloading

1

Disables offloading

Note Image Note

Task offloading significantly improves system performance. Do not disable offloading unless you must do so for testing or troubleshooting.

Windows 2000 does not add this entry to the registry. You can add it by editing the registry or by using a program that edits the registry.

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