Remote Desktop Between two XP Pro Machines, stalls and slow.

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I know this is rather a wide scope question to asking what the problem is.  When using RDP between two XP machines, there would be an extreme lag or just stalls.  Sometimes it works fine and other times its fine.  I have a batch file that would reboot the machine, since the mouse is hestitant to click on anything to refresh that screen...  When it occurs again, I will definitely plug a monitor and keyboard into that machine and take a look to see if it is the actual system or the RDP session that is lagging.  Anyone ever experience this or might have a solution?  Thanks.
Question by:clubxny

    Accepted Solution

    i havent expearenced this my slef but no of a free simple program to use for remote desktop connections

    simple installer installs the server and viewer on both machines (if wanted)

    hope this helps

    John Lawrence
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    It depends on the speed of the network. Are these on the same LAN, across VPN or broadband links, or what?

    We regularly RTP or VNC into client sites and servers, over our 1Mb ADSL link, (and, usually, the client's 512k ADSL link) and it's occasionally laggy but not usually problematically so. Forcing VNC screen refreshes is sometimes necssary, never had to do this with RD.


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    I would have to agree that VNC is the way to go, I have nothing against remote desktop but it can be laggy sometimes.
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    I do not want to install VNC to solve this problem. Is there not a fix for this?

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