Windows Server - Remote Desktop - Slide Shows and Videos

Asked By Adam on 12-Oct-09 11:08 AM
I have a windows 2003 server with terminal services running.
I have about 10 remote staff the work 100% on Remote Desktop, about 5 at a
time.

If the user hits a website that have a slide show or a video running while
in RD it kills their session.  If you minimize or close that window then its
better.

Is there anyway to use RD and view slide shows or videos?

I have a fast interent connection in the office 50 down / 20 up.
My users vary in speed of course but from what I can tell it is a RD /
Terminal limitation.

Any options to correct or work around?

Thank you,

Adam




Cláudio Rodrigues replied to Adam on 13-Oct-09 02:22 PM
The problem here is simple. RDP does not really work well for graphics
like the ones you mentioned. Windows Server 2008 R2 TS improved that a
lot but requires the new server OS and a new client.
If you want to stick to 2003 TS your only option is to use a third party
product like Quest's EOP or Citrix.

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Adam replied to Cláudio Rodrigues on 13-Oct-09 02:32 PM
Thats what I figured.
Do you know if my 2003 Terminal license will transfer to 2008?
Also is the 2008 RDC client just an upgrade.. can download and install
assuming I have 2008 server?
Adam replied to Cláudio Rodrigues on 13-Oct-09 05:40 PM
Ok great.
May be able to work out upgrade in the next years budget then...

Im XP still so I hope wont need to update workstations.  But maybe just for
remote folk?