RDP Performance Enhancements

Symptom

RDP users have performance issues (bad user experience).

For example:

Problem

There are many different causes that can result in bad performance.

Solution

The following settings can be used as single option and also in combination.

Basics

UDLX v4

UDLX v5

 

x86

ARM

igelrdp

igelrdp2

Same color depth on server, thin client and in session (best: 32 bit)

yes

yes

yes

yes

Disable USB sync_option

yes

yes

yes

yes

Set VGA shared memory >= 64 MB in BIOS

yes

yes

yes

yes

 

 

 

 

 

Optimizations for LAN

UDLX v4

UDLX v5

 

x86

ARM

x86

ARM

Disable compression: Sessions > RDP > Global > Performance > Compression

(Increases performance, generates about 30% more traffic)

yes

yes

yes

yes

If RemoteFX 7 is available, this should be used. A little bit more server load, but a better user experience

yes

yes

yes

yes

If RemoteFX 8 is available, enable RemoteFX and set mode to optimized for LAN

no

no

no

yes

Enable multimedia redirection

yes

yes

yes

yes

 

 

 

 

 

Optimizations for WAN

UDLX v4

UDLX v5

 

x86

ARM

x86

ARM

Enable compression: Sessions > RDP > Global > Performance > Compression

(About 30% less traffic)

yes

yes

yes

yes

If RemoteFX 8 is available, enable RemoteFX and set mode to optimized for WAN

no

no

no

yes

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