VNC vs. TS

Nicholson, Rob rob.nicholson "at" informed-direct.com
Tue Apr 27 21:21:01 2004


>No it's not.

Is RDP far more tightly tied into the back end rendering system in Windows
TS or is it just a protocol for transferring bitmaps etc. down low-bandwidth
lines?

It used to be that Citrix ICA protocol knocked the spots off RDP but RDP has
now caught up in terms of efficiency.

RDP/ICA used with Terminal Server/Citrix is much more effective than VNC -
that's not a criticism of VNC though! VNC has a small footprint and
integrates lightly with the host OS. That's a good thing! But it does mean
that it's not as good at spotting screen updates than a more integrated
approach. But that's the price you pay (i.e. you pay newt).

Regards, Rob.