Windows Server 2008 R2 + RDP = more bandwidth consumption than previous servers?

Posted on 2010-01-10
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Hello all,

What are your experiences regarding the new 2008 R2 server and its terminal service?

My experience tells me that it its using quite alot more bandwidth than its predecessors.
I have an NTOP machine runnings and in that I can see approximately 25% more bandwidth used on the 2008 R2 server compared to our older 2008 server.

I have taken the users traffic pattern into consideration. The two servers are load balaced for an equal amount of users.

What is your experience regarding this?

Thanks in advance.
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Food for thought - Terminal Services in R2 are MUCH improved for the purposes of video.  Using R2, you can use full motion Video via RDP and it looks GREAT.  BUT, that video is going to take up MUCH more resources.  The side benefit to this is that browsing flash based web sites should result in a much better flash experience (and higher bandwidth consumption).
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