Terminal Services Windows 2003 Real Word bandwidth usage
Posted on 2010-01-11
Could someone give me an estimate at total bandwidth / month used by a TS connection in real life applications?
The app we use is a CRM, it doesn't update screen to often and both icons and app seem optimized to be light for TS. (Low res, basic windows colors, no graphics, ...)
We have a new location starting tomorrow and 3 users will start there.
Normally we install a basic business connection for a branch, with unlimited bandwidth / month available.
Now, because the telco has been slacking because of the weather and xmas/new years period, the connection won't be installed for another 2 or 3 weeks.
So I had to get creative and provisioned 3G Wireless connections for the 3 desktops at the location, so they can start working right away.
Now, problem with that is that these 3G USB sticks allow for either 2GB/Month or 5GB/Month bandwidth usage in their standard formula, with some hefty extra's for overusage.
2GB/M is 35¬, 5GB/M is 50¬
Do you think a person can surf for product info etc, and use a TS connection every business day of a month, without going over 2GB?
And yes, you can calculate how much a TS connection uses, count it for 21 days a month at 8 hours a day, but thats just a number.
I noticed TS regularly, when idle, only uses 50Bps, while sometimes it stays higher.
And when using the apps, it seems to go anywhere from 0.5KB/s to 5KB/s.