Remote Desktop Hardware Specs

I have a client that wants to run 600 remote desktop sessions. I need to know what specs for the server I will need.

300 of the sessions will be on the local lan the other 300 connections willbe from a remote site and for that i need to know what bandwidth will i need for the sessions.

the application they will run on the server is just a small educational database based application.

application specs is 256mb ram needed and 1ghzz processor.
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Norm DickinsonConnect With a Mentor GuruCommented:
Microsoft has some guidance on this topic here: and they have released a whitepaper on the topic here: or

There is a limit of 250 simultaneous sessions on a server, but it will not support very much activity on each session due to sharing of resources. See

Also this index page offers a number of related links.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
DO NOT expect one server to handle this.  Expect 6-12 servers to handle it.
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