RDP vs Teamviewer

Hi Experts,

how demanding is an RDP connection and similar applications like team viewer like on our internet connection. max bandwidths? min requirements? any info would be helpful.

I just want to make sure that a 8mbps ADSL connection will be good enough to RDP over for around 4 users
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KimputerIT ManagerCommented:
Depending on your color quality, the upload speed of the "servers" are located is the important part in this equation.
If you want full color (24 or 32 bits) high resolution desktops displayed, better have 4mbps UPLOAD speed at the server side, and of course 4+ mbps DOWNLOAD speed at the client side.
If you are willing to trade of screen quality, sometimes an upload speed of less than 1mbps is enough (256 colors).
Both RDP and Teamviewer have control over the color quality.
Both protocols have low system requirements, but Teamviewer is slightly heavier on the CPU (because it's still basically a VNC protocol).

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peggiegregAuthor Commented:
thank you Kimputer.

the application can be 'streamed' using the lower color option if this helps. hopefully it wont be too much of a problem.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
RDP is a lightweight protocol and you can control what gets passed through increasing or decreasing the requirements.  It also autodetects the bandwidth and enables features it thinks it can support appropriately.  

One thing to consider is what people will be doing on the connection - if they print to a local printer, that print job, depending on what it is, could SERIOUSLY slow things down.  If they are downloading files on the machine that they are RDP'd into, that will suck away bandwidth.  

RDP is generally the FASTEST RESPONDING system out there - I've yet to find something faster - a few are CLOSE, but nothing, in my experience, beats it's performance.
Prasanta SheeCommented:
TeamViewer is good but its data has been recently hacked. Have a look at http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36459015 Are hosted services secured? Why not use on premise remote support solutions like R-HUB remote support servers? It works from behind your corporate firewall, hence better security.
Daniel VivasCommented:
AEROADMIN runs best with every connection, no matter how slow it is
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