Originally Posted by Darin
FWIW, the things I've found to contribute the most to solve stuttering issues have been: scheduling demigrator to only run for a little bit at night when I won't be streaming, and disabling network throttling on the clients (google NetworkThrottlingIndex).
Last night I finally got my WHS back up fully. It's one of the retail HP EX 470 systems, so you have to deal with a restore disc and no monitor for initial setup. In the past month, I've tried rebuilding it probably 4 times, with limited degrees of success. Mainly, I've been getting part way through the restore, to a point where I can RDP to the box, but the restore stops and doesn't finish all the services.
Last week I came across a thread to one of the problems I was experiencing with the Drive Pool Migrator service. It wouldn't start, and neither would Windows Backup. Both are required to run for the console to function. The thread had me delete my registry entries for each of my drives. That fixed my migrator service, but I never could get the backup to come up, and consequently, I could never get the console to come up. That also meant I could not install any of my add ins.
Yesterday I decided to take another shot at it. I think the big problem was the registry entries for the drives in my pool, because the restore went off without a single hitch. My WHS comes up, no error messages, all the services are functioning, etc.
Once I got that up, I looked into the network throttling that Darin mentioned. Simple registry fix. I briefly tried one of my blu-ray's streaming to my HTPC, and it worked well. Of course, I didn't always experience the problem before, so it's hard to say if it cured it all. I still need to look into the demigrator service Darin mentioned (Darin, can you provide some details to that) and scheduling it only for night, but at least my WHS is back up and running, and I seem to be off to a good weekend. Think I'll watch some movies!