Slow Remote Desktop on Dell PowerEdge 2950 running Windows Server 2003 R2 x64

by Shijaz Abdulla on 15.05.2008 at 13:30

I’ve seen this problem when I prepare Dell PowerEdge 2950 servers using the Dell OpenManage Server Assistant 5.3 to install Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 with Service Pack 2.

Once the OS installation is complete, if you enable Remote Desktop and connect from a Windows Vista machine using RDP, the RDP session/screen refresh is kind of slow. This only happens with x64 edition of Windows Server 2003.

The problem seems to disappear when I install all the latest updates from Microsoft Update/Windows Update so I guess the issue is addressed in one of the fixes.