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Guest Posted: Mon, Aug 27 2007 5:25 AM
Do anyone now of any kind of RDP accelerator over WAN or LAN without losing any performance?

Thanks,
Nico
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Are you looking for bandwidth management, i.e. traffic shaping like Packeteer, or are you looking for graphics acceleration?

Patrick Rouse
Microsoft MVP - Remote Desktop Services
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Quest Software, Desktop Virtualization Group
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Guest replied on Mon, Aug 27 2007 8:18 AM
Well, actually both :) - we are using thinanywhere thru rdp so every thing we can make it better would be greate
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Packeteer is used to ensure that bandwidth is available for the critical protocols you define when there is contention between that protocol and other protocols.

Patrick Rouse
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I had some meetings with some WAN accelerators but it seems tha RPD is highly "un-compressable", much like zipping a jpg...

You may want to watch other resource hungry "processes" that maybe using up the bandwidth such as:
1) connected local drives, thumbdrives or CD drives - they ride parallel to the RDP using SMB protocols
2) local printers - they ride parallel to the RDP using printer protocols
3) network printers - seems invisible but also rides parallel to the RDP

A traffic shaper might be what u need to at least commit the bandwidth the RDP so that the above "processes" do not cause issue to the RDP bandwidth.

If u get "sudden death" on RDP on a WAN site, most likely would be printing as bursts of data is sent from TServers to printer over the WAN and seems almost impossible to trace if u have many users from that WAN site. The printing would have continued to print while users get d/c. It would be easier to detect if TS user were copying large files to their local drives....


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Packeteer shapes traffic to ensure a minimum amount of available bandwidth for a specified protocol when it is requested.

Patrick Rouse
Microsoft MVP - Remote Desktop Services
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Quest Software, Desktop Virtualization Group
www.vWorkspace.com

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Guest replied on Fri, Aug 31 2007 3:49 AM
Packeteer looks like purely QOS - but sinces RDP do not compress it might do the job.
But have anyone tried the wanscaler from cisco? Will it have do anything with the performance with RDP?
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Guest replied on Fri, Aug 31 2007 4:12 AM
I mean Citrix..
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