[K12OSN] Windows Terminal Services

Shawn Powers spowers at inlandlakes.org
Wed Jun 23 01:50:34 UTC 2004

Paul, et all:

I grow increasingly worried as my servers are traveling to my 
district...  No one (including Microsoft) seems to be able to give me an 
accurate picture of performance with many folks connected to a Microsoft 
terminal services machine.

Paul's setup at Riverdale has 100 computers all able to access the 
server -- but I doubt all 100 are usually connected.  I'll mainly have 
folks using Microsoft Office (grumble grumble) and our proprietary 
student management system, which isn't really that big.

Does ANYONE have any idea how many concurrent connections a big server 
can handle?  I just found out today (again, showing my lack of Microsoft 
experience) that there is no version of windows that can even try to 
access more than 4GB of RAM in a server.  That worries me.

I have 1 Server, with dual 3.2Ghz/2MB Cache Xeons, and 6GB (only 4 
usable now...) of RAM, all running on a RAID 5 ULTRA320 array, and dual 
Gig ethernet.  I just couldn't think of anything more to throw at it for 

Any advice or experiences would be appreciated.

Shawn Powers
Technology Director
Inland Lakes Schools
PHN: 231-238-6868 x9174
FAX: 509-356-7024
spowers at inlandlakes.org

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