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Remote Desktop in production environment

By anthony.janigian ·
I am interested in hearing from anyone who has experience with using remote Desktop in high end application environments. Currently we have several offices connected via an AT&T cloud of T1's and T3 level Wan bandwidth. We use Autacad's Revit for producing architectural design for very large Hospital structures. Revit is a program that work much like a database and users need currently pull up to 50 - 300mB files from a central site to another site and then have to push that file back to the Central site. We are currently using onesy twosy remote desktop approach. I am at the very beginning stage of researching using Virtual Machines in conjuction with racked Stations or Blades to allow for a large rollout of an upcoming project that could enlist up to 30 - 50 corporate employees remoting from one location to another. Any advice on this subject on the archtecture of such a system and any ptifalls to avoid would be greatly appreciated.
Are there any 3rd party software out there that doea a better job trha Windows Xp remote desktop sharing??

Thanks Anthony.

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Could try Citrix/Windows Terminal Services

by Roy Penfold In reply to Remote Desktop in produc ...

Citrix can be run in conjunction with terminal services to reduce overhead in terms of bandwidth. Alternatively, you may find Windows Server 2003 with sufficient RDP access licences would do the job.

I have successfully run Windows Server 2K3 in this mode for up to 10 concurrent users on a fairly low end server (1 P4 Processor, 1G Ram).

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