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We are setting up a RDP server so users can login and run an application called Traverse. It will have windows 2003 Enterprise 32 bit with 12 GB of RAM and an Intel Xeon X3450 2.66 GHZ Turbo HT processor. It will have about 20 remote users logging in. Initially they would only run the 1 application, but now they will run Access DB apps also. What do you guys think about this and what recommendations do you have.
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The specification in terms of the memory and CPU seems acceptable, the only issue i could forsee with that many users is the DISK IO - you need to check (depending what disks the server has - single / raid SW / Hard HW ) how the applications you are running use DISK IO and how the disk subsystem can handle it.

Either way it looks good for your requirements (n.b from the information i have!)
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what would you suggest in regards to Hard drives what configuration.
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For 20 remote users and assuming it will be business important -> critical i'd suggest maybe 3 disks in raid 5. As long as the server has a hardware raid card, or something build onto the MB (not so ideal) then you should be fine. The only thing to keep in mind is that if the usage expands to many more users or something with high DISK IO then you need to be a little more careful.

Also consider the disk usage, i guess in your case this will be minimal but its something to keep in mind.

As i said you should be fine with what you have, just monitor the system initially and keep an eye on the total system and per session resource (CPU / MEMORY and DISK ) and plan ahead for any growth.
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