i have 2 remote desktop servers that users log into and work from an RDP session. The servers are windows 2008R2, the machines are BL40 Gen 8 with 64 gb of Ram. I notice a difference in network speed when users are launching network applications, compared to if they launched them on their local desktop.
I have read a few thing about Remote desktop servers network performance and how you should disable Task offloading, large send offload, tcp connection offload, TCP/UDP checksum offload as well as Virtual Machine Queues, which I all have disabled and this seems to have improved the performance.
What I am asking does remote desktop have a performance issue, Do you recommend everyday users logging onto a remote desktop session instead of a local session. what are the drawbacks having 25 users logging into a remote desktop server? The reason I ask is the previous IT person here pushed to have everyone on remote desktop, as it was easier for him to manage remote network applications. I myself notice a performance issue with this setup.
What from a networking point of view can be done to increase performance and what arguments do you have for using remote desktop services as an everyday desktop.