I'm currently using a thin client with the following specification:

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I am searching for Remote Desktop software that will allow me to have a very low latency for audio quality on my thin clients. Currently, audio quality is poor. The desktop interface is good enough, but could be improved. My main concern is the audio quality from the Remote Desktop. I am running 5-10 thin clients on a server with:

  • Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Over a 100 Mbit/s LAN

Are there any good recommendations out there for Remote Desktop Software for either Windows 7 or XP?

Currently my server is running Windows 7, but if you recommend a better solution that will require me to switch to XP that is also fine.

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    Are you after software for the client (the Android OS (?!)) or for that running on the server? Also I hope you server is slightly more powerful than 2.4Mhz...
    – tombull89
    Mar 14, 2013 at 21:55
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    currently my server is running on windows 7 - No it's not. If it's running a client OS, it's not what most professionals would ever call a "server".
    – MDMarra
    Mar 14, 2013 at 22:10
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    We don't do product recommendations, "design my [blah] for me," or suggest painfully unprofessional options like "better solution[s]" require switching to a decade old-OS. Do it right, or don't do it at all... and from the looks of things, you're so far from doing it right, you're not going be able to get any help here. Mar 14, 2013 at 22:18
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    @SnakeDoc Of course the academic definition of a server is a node on a network that provides services to other nodes. I was referring to the fact that this isn't a server that would (or should) be deployed in a professional setting, and as such is off topic for Server Fault. I should have been clearer.
    – MDMarra
    Mar 15, 2013 at 15:26
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    but then again, I wouldn't even deploy M$ Server with IIS for a webserver - Heh, it's funny that you say that on a Stack Exchange site. The entire Stack Exchange network is IIS, MSSQL Server, and .NET. There is Linux in the cache and load balancing tier, but all of the actual data is served and presented from Windows.
    – MDMarra
    Mar 15, 2013 at 15:32

2 Answers 2


I use Ericom Blaze as a low-latency RDP accelerator solution for my personal systems. I've also deployed it in situations where I needed full-screen or multiple-monitor RDP to a remote site. One clear example was having financial traders in Chicago who needed to run a GUI app in a co-located system in Toronto. Ericom's protocol was very efficient for this task.

They have a larger suite built around the protocol to serve as a lower-cost Citrix alternative .


I think you'll find that RDP is probably among the best remote desktop software out there, and it happens to be built into all versions of windows pro. Much better than VNC as far as reliability and ease-of-use go.

  • i also tried that but the audio is still bad
    – telexper
    Mar 14, 2013 at 23:17

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