I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 with dual integrated Intel Pro 1000MT nics running Windows Server 2003 32bit. I installed the latest drivers and tools from the the site and created a Static Link Aggregation team. I also configured a LAG on the PowerConnect 5324 for the 2 ports going to that server. The switch check comes back ok. The problem I'm having is that it's reporting as a 2Gbit connection in task manager but no matter how many connections I make, it never uses more than 50% of the connection. I can fire off 6 backup jobs running simultaniously and start ftp transfers from multiple servers transferring terabytes of data and it never goes past 50%. I'm aware of the one connection, one nic deal, but with multiple backup jobs running and ftp sessions I would assume it would use both nics. Am I wrong? What can I do to utilize both nics? This is my backup server and I'm trying to increase network throughput to decrease the amount of time it takes to run backups. I appreciate any help I can get.