We have deployed 2 terminal servers on 2008 R2 64 bit for about 30 users. We have 3 sites, one main site where the servers are and 2 satellite sites. One satellite site is fine as we have a 20mbs duplex private link , but the other is across the other side of the country and only has a 512\512 link.
With this site we have also put in 3G to take the printing and are only using the ADSL for the RDP. This site has a max of 5 concurrent users who are not high input users. We are sort of happy with the performance of things such as Outlook and Excel, but interent explorer is where we are having problems. We have tested using IE from one Wyse thin client on a RDP seesion and found that it uses between 1-2 mb per sec downloaded, which over a 512/512 link does not work.
Is there anyway I can reduce the bandwidth usage when viewing IE through the TS?
We are looking at increasing bandwidth but this will take Telstra 3 months as they need to upgrade the exchange. Also we have been told Citrix will help, but I am not sure about this and from my previous experience with Citrix am not a big fan.
Any suggestions or ideas I can try would be great.