Limiting Bandwidth in Terminal Services


I have been having a difficult time designing a solution for our hosted application environment. Currently we host about 10 applications for one of our clients. Using 2x clients connect to one of three different terminal servers. We also publish windows explorer so clients can easily browse to files they need.

The issue: If a client would paste a huge file from their local machine to the server side windows explorer it would bring down both networks as I have no way of limiting bandwidth. If I disable the clipboard server side then users fatally suffer because they cannot copy and paste between apps.

Desired Solution: I would like to be able to limit the amount of bandwidth used when a user pastes a file to the server.

Thanks for any help/
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Sumit GuptaSystem and Virtualization EngineerCommented:
Server 2012 RDS has the option to enable fair share usage on network I/O:
"Fairshare of resources in RD Session Host.  In Windows Server 2012, RD Session Host server allocates CPU, Disk I/O, and Network I/O such that a single user cannot consume resources that would negatively impact other users on the same host.  Each user will get a “fair share”.  This is done with minimum overhead so the CPU, disk, and network resources are used to maximum capacity."
Server 2008 RDS only offers CPU fairshare.
Citrix XenApp has features to limit the bandwidth that is used to copy files between the remote desktop and the local desktop.
Some vendors offer network equipment that can optimize network traffic.
You can also completely disable the drive mappings to client devices with a policy:

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Crossroads305Author Commented:
This has accomplished exactly what I needed. I disabled drive mapping and now you are unable to copy and paste from local machine to server but can copy and paste within hosted apps.

Thank you very much for your help.
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