Photoshop via RDP to Virtualized Desktop? Could it work?

Posted on 2014-07-20
Last Modified: 2014-07-28
Is Photoshop the type of app that could do well via RDP over a 10 megabit WAN to a virtualized desktop in our data center?

I'd love to get some opinions before I go to the trouble of creating a test instance.

Question by:mike2401
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    I would trial Photoshop, and ask the opinion of the user, as to whether performance, and screen updates are acceptable, compared to a physical computer.

    We have used Adobe Photoshop in RDP sessions for years, with acceptable results, but where users have wanted to do more with the product we have given them a virtual machine, using PCoIP, or other VDI solutions.

    Author Comment

    Good to know @Andrew Hancock.

    I guess there's no substitute for actually setting up a test win7 vm and installing the 30 day trial and trying it in our environment.
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Correct, Test and Pilot, and give it to the End User, and Ask them to use it for a day, with functions and tasks they normally use.

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    Thank you!!


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