On my desktop computer I have a remote desktop connection open using my laptop.
In the remote desktop connection window, I am installing (unzipping) XAMPP which is pretty CPU intensive for the laptop.
However, the CPU on the desktop machine is constantly between 60% and 95%. Why would the desktop CPU be so affected by what laptop is doing? I thought that was one reason to use remote desktop connections is to perform tasks independent of your host computer which are resource intensive, without it affecting your host computer.