Optimized Remote Access for Indesign and Photoshop Users
Posted on 2008-10-04
We need to provide remote access to 4-5 users who need to work in Indesign and Photoshop.
We considered a VPN, but some of the users have MACs and we use PC so there would be font issues, plus the throughput of the VPN would make it difficult to use large graphic files.
Instead we are considering allowing Terminal Server Access.
We have a cable connection allowing 30mb down/5mb up.
We currently have a Dell Poweredge 2850 with Dual Xeon 3.2Ghz Processors, 3GB RAM, an onboard 16mb video card and Windows Server 2003 installed. We are considering installing Indesign and Photoshop on the unit and allowing terminal server connections. We would upgrade to the 64 bit 2003 server or 2008 server and increase RAM by 8GB, we would also look to install a professional graphics card. I know that Photoshop will be 64 bit with CS4, but not Indesign. I'm not sure if this is a problem.
My question is: Is there anything off in the proposed configuration?
And if so, what do we need to change to give the fastest access to remote users for Indesign and Photoshop?