[bf1942] BF2 in Windows - pointers?

David Stevens dave at netdefense.ca
Wed Mar 22 12:51:37 EST 2006

I personally would run an external firewall, the internal one is shite.

If you have no other servers behind the firewall, the windows firewall is
useless, however, if there are workstations ect behind the firewall, defence
in depth is a good approach.

As you said, disable all unnecessary services, including (especially) IIS.
Make sure it is patched up to date, firedaemon is great.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Einar S. Idsø" [mailto:esi at itk.ntnu.no] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 8:52 AM
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Subject: [bf1942] BF2 in Windows - pointers?


We are currently playing around with running BF2 under Windows 2003
server instead of Linux. Since we have no previous experience with
Windows servers, I was hoping to get some quick pointers on this forum
as to what is smart to do.

We're using a plain Windows 2003 Server r2 installation. No services
have been enabled. The system is an HP blade with dual Opteron 250.

Firewall is on by default. I assume it's better to turn it off? Or
should we keep it on, considering that Windows is Windows...?

We're running the srcdsfpsboost.exe tool to increase the framerate
(similar to running Media player or an sfw in the background).

What else should we think about? Are there for instance drivers that
need to be installed to achieve optimal performance? I am a Windows n00b
with very little time - please educate me :)

Kybber, Servermanager @ Battlefield.no

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