I use a Windows Server 2003 machine for some CPU-intensive tasks. I'm wondering, is there any way of giving the Remote Desktop Connection server more priority, so that it doesn't hang while the server is performing CPU-intensive tasks?
Higher priority will give more clock cycles to an application, while lower means less. Give your CPU intensive application a lower priority, so it will work normally when nothing else is going on, but will consume less cycles when their are active RDP sessions. If you were to raise the priority of your RDP sessions, you could potentially slow the rest of the system down, which wouldn't make your RDP sessions any faster. Plus, I think I remember the priority of Windows services can't be changed.