Originally Posted by Demonic240
Ok, got some more info on their issue.
It seems that their current server lags horribly when they change the icon sizes from small to medium. They do this when they have a folder full of photo's that they need to see so that they can change the file names. It's my belief that a new video card will resolve this issue. Anyone else able to confirm?
When they change the icon sizes windows has to recreate the preview thumbnails (to save space I don't think they store thumbnails in multiple sizes just the current size), IIRC windows does thumbnail generation on the processor, so generating a set of thumbnails for a folder with a large amount of images or a folder with very large images will swamp the cpu. I would not expect a new video card to fix this issue, although maybe someone else knows of a different reason this would happen?
Also, if more than one user needs to be remoted into the server at the same time through rdp then they will need a server os as the consumer level version of windows (home, home premium, professional etc) only allow 1 active rdp user at a time if a second person tries to log in they will get a message about the computer is already in use.
Further reading concurrent remote desktop sessions (Concurrent sessions (Remote desktop) in Windows 7