troubleshooting Question

remote desktop vs. terminal server for just one user

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We have an application that one remote workstation user needs to run now on a fairly frequent basis. They complain that the application is slow for them (which it is...it's a WAN connection, eveyone else is on the LAN and happy). THe application is running on Windows SBS 2003, and the workstation is XP Pro. At the moment, the remote user is accessing the server via Remote Desktop Connection and the fastest DSL we can get on both ends (they don't want to pay for a T-1).

My questions...

1) Is there any reason to think that either Windows Terminal Server or Citrix Metaframe would be a better (i.e., faster to the end user) way to connect to the server for this user? In the near term there would be, at the most, two concurrent connections to the server for the purpose of accessing this application.

2) My impression is that RDC is a 'light' verions ot Terminal Server, i.e. TS would best be suited for numerous connections. But in this case would TS have any benefits over RDC?

3) Is there another solution?

Thanks,

John
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