Turns out, the remote desktop slow problem is a very old problem, and here is a 2007 article explaining its fix.

Remote Desktop slow problem solved Remote Desktop 6.0, the latest version of Microsoft Remote Desktop client, which comes pre-installed microsoft, RDP, Receive Window Auto-Tuning, remote access, Remote Desktop 6.0, Vista, Windows

Source: Remote Desktop slow problem solved

What’s old is new again. I was amazed to get a support ticket the other day where a user with a brand new setup was complaining that remoting into her desktop was slow. I had just finished setting it up from scratch a couple of days before another tech deployed it on her desk. Something told me the answer must be on the machine she was using locally, but I couldn’t figure out how that could be until I read the above article.

TLDR: Use the command: netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=highlyrestricted

You need the Dell service tag number for a computer, but the machine is not currently in tech’s possession. However, it is up and on the domain.

From a command prompt (does not need to be admin), type:

wmic /user:\administrator /node: bios get serialnumber

Substitute the remote computer’s name for <domain> if logging in as local administrator.
It will prompt for the administrator’s password for the remote computer, and, hopefully, spit out the info you need.

Network issues can interfere with this, though, so if you don’t succeed at first, try again at a later time.

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