Our Terminal Services Server is Win 2003 running Microsoft RDP 5.2. The RDP connections from outside of the network used to be smooth but they are now choppy and unreliable because the user is regularly interrupted by timeouts irrespective of what OS they are running. This has been happening for about 6 weeks or so .... around about the time that the server was demoted as a DC. Coincidence? No settings were changed on the Terminal Services Server. I feel the router is at fault but could it be related to the DC demotion?