You just couldn’t write this script!  Yesterday, I blogged about a new whitepaper which discusses the performance improvements of RDP7 over previous versions, and the kinds of factors you can expect to encounter that can impact the user experience using RDP7 and RDS.  In that blog post, I also noted the number of requests for sizing guidance around the solution, specifically stating it was coming soon.  Well, I didn’t think it would be this soon!

“The Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) role service lets multiple concurrent users run Windows-based applications on a remote computer running Windows Server 2008 R2. This white paper is intended as a guide for capacity planning of RD Session Host in Windows Server 2008 R2. It describes the most relevant factors that influence the capacity of a given deployment, methodologies to evaluate capacity for specific deployments, and a set of experimental results for different combinations of usage scenarios and hardware configurations.”

Definitely worth a read if you’re thinking about sizing RDS, including if you’re thinking of sizing it up on a Hyper-V platform.  You can grab the document, here.