1. Hardware

The minimal recommended hardware for an RDPlus Terminal Server running Windows 7 or 8 or Windows Server 2008 or 2012 is as follows:

Number of users Recommended Hardware
3-5 4 GB RAM
Dual Core 2GHz CPU
10 8 GB RAM
Quad Core 2.5GHz CPU
20 16 GB RAM
Quad Core 3GHz CPU
40 and above 32 GB RAM
2x Quad Core 3GHz CPU
SSD Disk dedicated to the system

For over 50 concurrent sessions, we recommend using a server farm, utilizing the loadbalacing features in the Corporate Edition, with each server (physical or virtual ones) handling up to 50 concurrent users.

Comment: The type of hardware you need will mostly depend on what kind of resources the applications you wish to publish consume the most (CPU/memory/Disk). You should consider getting a server with SSD drives if you plan on using an application that accesses a database on your RDPlus server as it will greatly enhance the performances.

2. Operating system

Your hardware must use one of the operating systems below:

  • Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home.
  • Windows Vista Home Premium, Professional, Corporate or Ultimate Edition
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Corporate or Ultimate Edition
  • Windows 8/8.1 Professional
  • Windows 2003 Server or 2003 SBS
  • Windows 2008 Server or 2008 SBS
  • Windows 2012 Server

32 and 64 bits are supported.

3. Network parameters

The RDPlus server must have a fixed IP address

Remote access (from Wide Area Network – WAN)

  • At least a DSL connection is recommended as well as a public fixed address. Most ISPs will offer an option for a fixed IP address, with the exception of connections via Telstra or Optus HFC cable. Without a fixed IP address, you should install a dynamic DNS service like DynDNS.
  • The TCP RDP port (by default 3389) must be opened both ways on your firewall

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