Terminal Services Slowness
Posted on 2006-05-28
We have a site running two brand new HP ML350 g4p servers. A file server with 2.5 GB of RAM and a terminal Server with 3.0GB RAM. Both with Xeon 3.2 Ghz processors in them. The site is an engineering company that runs many software applications, with differing levels of external support, concurrently. We were employed to take over the site when the previous terminal (2 x Xeon 1Ghz with 1GB RAM) and file servers (1 x P4 2.4Ghz with 1GB RAM) started to have major hardware failures after 3.5 years of use, they were generic clone boxes. Post implementation, the staff are saying that the new system is slower than the old system. In response to this, we have individually re-build the profiles that the 20 thin client users log on to. We have tried having the profiles on either the terminal or file server. No speed difference.... we have re-build both machines, no speed difference, we have tested the cables, no speed difference. We have put in a Linksys Gigabit switch, no speed difference, we have tried an additional processor in each machine and more RAM, page file use was down under full load, but no speed increase! Can anybody suggest a new approach so we can attempt to get a solution to this problem???