VNC vs. TS

John C. Swanson jswanson "at" isa-inc.com
Thu Apr 29 16:46:01 2004


Microsoft Terminal Services (RDP) is licensed from Citrix.

-----Original Message-----
From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On
Behalf Of Nicholson, Rob
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 4:16 PM
To: 'vnc-list "at" realvnc.com'
Subject: RE: VNC vs. TS

>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.
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