In the first article of this series, I provided a short overview why performance monitoring is important, what subsystems are to be monitored and named some tools focused on monitoring terminal servers.
Having been concerned with the performance analysis of terminal servers in many projects, I can draw some conclusions about terminal servers before diving deeper into the subject. I’d like to introduce two categories of terminal servers from a performance standpoint.
Categorizing 32-Bit Terminal Servers
Many of us have built terminal servers offering the modern equivalent of an office workspace. It is usually comprised of a mail client, an office product for word processing and spreadsheets and a PDF viewer – I will call this the standard terminal server. More applications are an optional add-on being available based on permissions and make up a special purpose terminal server.