[THIN] Re: Windows 2003 Terminal Server performance tips for IE?

Assuming you use a proxy server, just increase the cache size on that, and set 
IE to delete on exit. Make sure the proxy is caching all file types and you 
should be fine.. although you'll get more network activity, obviously :)

(Heck, if you have a fancy proxy server, you could set it to download the sites 
to itself automatically!)

Andrew
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>>> rosemary_sarkis@xxxxxxxxxxx 06/08/04 01:06:35 >>>
Hi

The default IE cache setting was about 400Mb.  I changed it to 50Mb so I 
didn't fill the server with temporary internet files.  I know there is ano
 ption to delete temp internet files on browser exit but Ive found some 
internet sites extra slow as they need to re-download all files each timet
 hey use it..

What is the recommended setting for IE temp files??  We have some users whow
 ill use IE via WTS on 56k modems, others via 256k ADSL Links, others withh
 igher connections..

Whats best practice for optimising IE??

Thanks
Rose


A 50mb profile on a 56K link, sounds like a bad move to me.  Is there a
reason why you need to store so many temporary Internet files?
Hope this helps.
Jeff
Jesus Loves You

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Rosemary Sarkis
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 8:23 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [THIN] Windows 2003 Terminal Server performance tips for IE?

Hi

Speed is OK on LAN via WTS.  Extremely slow on 56k modem (I know its a
ridiculously slow link) but I was expecting the speed to be much better.

Also slow on 256k link.

The IE cache goes to the default location - profile I believe.  I have
reduced the temporary internet files to 50Mb via GPO - no other changes
were
made.  There are no files in the cache.  Its just sluggish and slow in
IE
via WTS - IE is much faster if running via the local workstation browser

I just wanted to see if there were any tweaks that would increase the
speed
and make the experience more responsive.  Im trying to migrate a small
office off local apps to a Windows Terminal Server.  Users won't be
happy
running on a browser which is 2-3 times slower than their current
setup..

Rose

What bandwidth are you using? Are you on a Lan or remote?
If you're remote then it don't surprise me that a 2MB graphic takes a
while - Terminal Services is not a great  solution for graphics-type
tasks.
With IE6, you might check where you've directed the Cache - if you've
just pointed Local Settings to a netwrok share, that might cause
problems. Again, though, if you're downloading big graphics it will be
slow.

I have had one user complain about internet access speeds. While
investigating I looked in his cache and discovered some very large
graphics files of not entirely clothed females. I merely mentioned that
"Large graphics files may not work as well over TS as on a local
machine".:)


-----Original Message-----
From: Rosemary Sarkis [mailto:rosemary_sarkis@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 04 August 2004 11:52
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [THIN] Windows 2003 Terminal Server performance tips for IE?

Hi

I have a 2003 WTS I need to fine tune.  Server runs std office apps -
Office 2000, Project 2000, Visio 2000, Access 2000 etc.  All these apps
seem to run at respectable speeds.  I have disabled all animation,
removed actors etc and also looked at some of the documentation on Brian
Maddens site and implemented accordingly.

My issue is mainly with IE6 performance.  It runs really slow via
Terminal Server (runs fine on the LAN outside of TS).  Also have speed
issues when viewing JPG files.  Takes quite a while to load a 2Mb Jpg in
Photo Editor or the Picture Viewer.  I am the only person using the
server at this stage and the server is specced as follows:

CPU 3Ghz x 2
RAM 2Gb
Raid 1 disk config

The images load but very slowly - u can see the bar slowly scroll across
the screen (I was expecting much better performance).  Im running the
latest MSTC client.

IS there anything obvious I can do to improve IE and JPG loading
performance?  Any GPO I can set?

Thanks
Rose

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