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Software engineer at a CAE firm. Also studying mechanical engineering.


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comment Why did remote desktop performance drop when switching from Windows Server 2012R2 to Windows 7?
What you're saying sounds plausible, but please find a source or some way to confirm this. The article you linked to and the article I linked to both seem to suggest otherwise. I do understand your claim that the service version is different than the MSTSC version, but I'd like some way to confirm this. Thanks for your patience.
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comment Why did remote desktop performance drop when switching from Windows Server 2012R2 to Windows 7?
I checked the About dialog for RDP on both computers. Both specify v8.1. Did you read the MSDN article I linked to? v8.1 clearly is available for Windows 7.
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comment Why did remote desktop performance drop when switching from Windows Server 2012R2 to Windows 7?
That the server environment is more performant for RDP is an interesting suggestion, but I have never heard of this. Can you find a source for RDP performance being impacted? As I said, I have tried the RDP session with all visual styles disabled ("Modem (56kbps)" setting) but this did not improve things.
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comment Why did remote desktop performance drop when switching from Windows Server 2012R2 to Windows 7?
Actually both the client (which is Windows 7, not Windows 8.1) use RDP v8.1 since this has been released to Windows 7 through Windows Update. See blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2013/11/12/…
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accepted Will mounting a TrueCrypt container stored in a RAM disk be risky or have weak performance?
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answered Will mounting a TrueCrypt container stored in a RAM disk be risky or have weak performance?
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comment Will mounting a TrueCrypt container stored in a RAM disk be risky or have weak performance?
Regarding stability, your point is well-taken. However, most RAM disk tools periodically write to the disk -- not just at shutdown or when dismounted -- so that can reduce the risk somewhat. Again, yours is a general complaint about RAM disks; it sounds like TC wouldn't be an exceptional case in that respect. (Hopefully I'm understanding that correctly.)
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comment Will mounting a TrueCrypt container stored in a RAM disk be risky or have weak performance?
Regarding RAM disk vs cache performance, I read a couple articles on lifehacker and pcworld that indicate that RAM drives have the potential to boost performance quite a lot. I understand your point about Windows caching specific often-used files, but can you point to any real benchmarking data or some other source to back up your claim that Windows will do a better job? You certainly may be right, but that claim strikes me as being very case-specific, and I'm skeptical that Windows would cache an 8 GB TC container.
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answered Charitable uses of upload bandwidth?