Hardware recommendations for roaming profiles and folder redirection
Posted on 2014-12-23
I have several sites using roaming profiles and folder redirection. The sites are not very big, say between 5-20 users. The users seem to work well with this setup. They occasionally roam (not really that often, but sometimes) and on occasion I have to clear some huge ISO or something like that from a user's profile to stop it from grinding to a halt, but that's rare.
Because the user count is pretty low, I haven't had to give much thought to server resources. At this number of users, there is not a significant drain on the servers to cause any problems. Each site operates 1-2 servers. It works well.
Now they want another site to go to roaming profiles/folder redirection, but this is going to be a larger site - 30-60 users, possibly more.
Is there a recommendation on hardware sizing for this application? I'm not sure 1-2 servers is going to cut it for this, but I have no firm grasp. This site is currently storing all its profile data on the desktops, so I have no point of reference.
There's all sorts of warning about appropriate server sizing for roaming profiles, but I can't seem to find any advice about WHAT calculation should be made.