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Running MS Access in Terminal Server causes utilization to go up to 50%

When running MS Access in Terminal Server, the utilization goes up to about 50% until the app is closed. It never causes the server to crash, but the utilization slows down the whole server. I need to get more people onto the old app, but am scared that the server won't be able to cope. (MSAccess Any thoughts?

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Unfortunately, that is the nature of the beast when using TS and many MS applications. I'd remove any other non-essential services and background applications to give the CPU as much room as possible. Add more memory and consider upgrading the CPU/motherboard to a dual or quad system. If this is a mission critical server, you may even want to move up to a cluster server.

This was first published in April 2002

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