Solved

remote desktop requirements

Posted on 2014-01-28
5
458 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-07
Hello, I have an emergency problem and would like to move remote desktop to a different server.  The "spare server" is loaded with all the software but I don't know if it will be enough to run all the current workstations.

I don't understand resource requirements when putting 10 users on a server....

I have 10 users and the server can run 8gb ram, dual core 1.86ghz processor... would this be enough to run MS Office, web and a small application? Or am I asking for problems until I get the production server in place?
0
Comment
Question by:tucktech
5 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
Ned Ramsay earned 300 total points
ID: 39816411
It will work but it will likely be sluggish, depending on usage. Unfortunately I cannot comment on your users habits, you may need to make them aware that this will be temporarily slow.
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:Ned Ramsay
Ned Ramsay earned 300 total points
ID: 39816414
0
 
LVL 24

Assisted Solution

by:Sekar Chinnakannu
Sekar Chinnakannu earned 75 total points
ID: 39816594
yes you can move to new server but as nedramsay mentioned there may be a chance for slowness, same time make sure you have configured all the apps on the new server and then publish to users. If possible going forward plan for a load balance.
0
 
LVL 31

Assisted Solution

by:Cláudio Rodrigues
Cláudio Rodrigues earned 25 total points
ID: 39820824
There is no "rule" on how many users per server you can have unfortunately. It is all a matter of how many apps they run at the same time, type of the applications and of course the server resources (i.e. RAM, if using regular hard drives or SSDs on the server, total CPU cores, etc).
Even things like Office version makes a huge difference (2013 is great BUT uses WAY more resources than 2007 for example).
Without any more details from you my first bet is it will be slow.

Cláudio Rodrigues
Microsoft MVP - RDS
Citrix CTP
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:tucktech
ID: 39842684
thanks for the comments, I decided to just dive in and address the root cause.
0

Featured Post

ScreenConnect 6.0 Free Trial

Want empowering updates? You're in the right place! Discover new features in ScreenConnect 6.0, based on partner feedback, to keep you business operating smoothly and optimally (the way it should be). Explore all of the extras and enhancements for yourself!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

919 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now