Remote Desktop Bandwidth Usage



bkfd
07-09-2005, 11:10 PM
Learned friends.

Was wandering if anyone has done some network monitoring and optimisation
with remote desktop, and have worked out what the minimum bandwidth
requirements/throughput are for remote desktop.

I kow there are a kwillion variables such as screen settings, sounds, screen
motion etc, but I am thinking along the lines of a straight forward session
where a couple of admin windows are open, screen updates are average (ie. not
playing Quake), no sound or other optional requirements.

I would be happy with 256 colours etc. Just enough to get the job done.

I am asking this, as I am considering the possibility of deploying the
option to our support staff using their GPRS connectivity with mobile
phones.. But this would work only if the bandwidth usage/throughput (minimum
useful) fits within the pipe supplied by GPRS.

thanks for any help and time.
bruce

Mark Dormer
07-09-2005, 11:10 PM
It works fine on a 56k dialup modem.
GPRS can theoretically do 172k

Check your provider to see what bandwidth they work on.

Regards
Mark Dormer

"bkfd" <bkfd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AC42A04A-F5D9-4E87-9812-C3779DF81F97@microsoft.com...
> Learned friends.
>
> Was wandering if anyone has done some network monitoring and optimisation
> with remote desktop, and have worked out what the minimum bandwidth
> requirements/throughput are for remote desktop.
>
> I kow there are a kwillion variables such as screen settings, sounds,
> screen
> motion etc, but I am thinking along the lines of a straight forward
> session
> where a couple of admin windows are open, screen updates are average (ie.
> not
> playing Quake), no sound or other optional requirements.
>
> I would be happy with 256 colours etc. Just enough to get the job done.
>
> I am asking this, as I am considering the possibility of deploying the
> option to our support staff using their GPRS connectivity with mobile
> phones.. But this would work only if the bandwidth usage/throughput
> (minimum
> useful) fits within the pipe supplied by GPRS.
>
> thanks for any help and time.
> bruce
>


Remote Desktop Bandwidth Usage