I have two custom built machines: one small Mini-ITX size server meant as a file server exclusively and one mid-range gaming PC (client machine). Server is running Windows Server 2012 Essentials and client is running Windows 7. Both have gigabit ethernet capability included in specs of respective motherboards. Interested in attaining gigabit speeds through a direct computer-computer connection. Learned that with newer gigabit technology crossover cables are unncecessary and a regular cat6 cable is sufficient. Need help setting up IP addresses because when attempting data transfer the speed is in the kilobytes and the transfer does not appear to be happening correctly. May also need help with configuration of Windows Server 2012 Essentials because I want to use it solely as a file server and I suspect I have it performing too many roles/functions.
Any help is greatly appreciated and let me know if I'm in the wrong forum!
P.S. Do I need to run MiniToolBox for you guys?