I am pleased to announce the availability of the Remote Desktop Load Simulation Toolset. Many customers have asked us to provide the specific number and type of servers to use for Remote Desktop Services scalability. This is a difficult question to answer without more complete information given the variation in use cases and the impact on server loading.
To help answer that question, the RDS team created a toolset to create and measure load when using Remote Desktop Services. We believe this toolset will also be useful for customers that wish to conduct their own scalability testing.
It’s important to note that this is one tool to help answer this question, but not the only one. In addition to using this toolset, measuring and understanding your own environment and usage cases is very important.
The Remote Desktop Load Simulation Toolset is now available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3f5f040-ab7b-4ec6-9ed3-1698105510ad&displaylang=en