[THIN] Re: Windows 2003 Performance Issue

  • From: Jay Moock <jpmoock@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 06:28:31 -0700 (PDT)

Greg - that's the question of the day - why am I only
seeing this on 2003?  There has to be something
fundamentally different between NT/2k and 2k3 that is
producing the poor performance that I am seeing.

Ron - I am going to look into the GPO setting, but I
have a feeling that it may not work for our
environment.  In addition to using our TS's for
publishing appliations, we also use them as a means
for our users who have PCs in the office to work
remotely from home.  If I understand the TS Home
Directory setting correctly, by enabling it I replace
their standard home directory with the one defined by
the GPO setting (even if I set them to use different
drive letters).  This would prevent our users that
work remotely via the TS's from accessing data that
they may have stored on their regular home directory. 

The only way around this that I could see would be to
dedicate a few servers in our farm to handling the
.ini dependent applications by enabling the GPO
setting and then having a separate set of TS's that
use the user's regular home directory.  This is a
scenario that I'd like to avoid if possible.

Thanks for your input on this.


-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Behalf Of Ron Oglesby
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 9:03 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Windows 2003 Performance Issue

Copying them locally may not work since the INI's are
probably in the
user's HOMEDIR\WINDOWS.   Meaning unless they could
change the app not
to look at the spoofed WINDIR then a local copy would
not do much. I
would still vote for using the2003 TS settings for
creating a homedir
override to a server on the same LAN as the TS box.

Ron Oglesby
Senior Technical Architect
Microsoft MVP, Windows Server=20
RapidApp, Chicago
Office 312.372.7188
Mobile 815.325.7618
email roglesby@xxxxxxxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Watts [mailto:greg.watts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]=20
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 7:52 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Windows 2003 Performance Issue

You need to make sure the home directory is on the
same subnet as the
Terminal Servers. This is common behavior especially
with older
applications looking at ini files. I have seen this
behavior with Power
Builder apps looking for thier ini files once we moved
the ini files
performaance doubled. Can you copy the files locally
on the TS the via
logon script then delete them when they logoff after
copying them back
to the home directory?  Not sure why it's Win2003

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