RDP from Windows 10 computer to another Windows 10 computer REALLY slow

asked 2021-04-12T13:26:05.723+00:00
JDMils 26 Reputation points

I am working from home and using my old HP notebook running Windows 10. I have my home gaming machine which has the nice keyboard, mouse and 2x 27" monitors so to not get stuck working on my 14" notebook display, I setup an RDP connection from the gaming machine to the notebook and it works really well.

Work sent me a new Lenovo i7 notebook with the latest Windows 10 on it, so I setup a new RDP connection to it and the connection is REALLY slow. Like I am now typing this post and have already written 12 words which have not yet appeared on the screen- and there they are now!?

At some stage, the whole thing is sooooo slow that I just have to get up off my study chair and walk over to the Lenovo and logon locally and it's really quick and responsive.

When I go back to my gaming machine and RDP to the Lenovo, initially it's OK but then it starts grinding to a halt again after about 5 minutes. I have Task Manager running on the Lenovo and it is showing 27% CPU, 77% memory, 1% SSD Disk 0 (c:), not much on the ethernet and the GPU 0 is at 9%. I've set the RDP settings on the gaming machine to the most minimal I can get so to ensure the network connection is quick. Talking of networks, both machines are on the same network, connected to a netgear JGS516 Prosafe gigabit switch.

I just cannot figger out what the issue is.

Windows on the Lenovo is:
[01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 12 GenuineIntel ~1803 Mhz
BIOS Version: LENOVO N2WET26W (1.16 ), 21/01/2021

I've updated the BIOS, Windows is patched to the latest level.

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  1. answered 2021-04-13T02:54:51.197+00:00
    Leila Kong 3,666 Reputation points

    Hello @JDMils ,

    1.Is it only the Lenovo notebook that has the problem? What about other notebook except for HP?

    2.Is there any process occupying many system resources in the task manager (local and remote machine)? Have you tried other OS on Lenovo instead of Windows 10? Did you turn off the firewall?

    Link: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/2aa55020-5c2e-4ecd-9686-7a8463de6440/rdp-is-too-slow-to-use-with-windows-10?forum=win10itprogeneral

    3.What about changing the Display configuration setting from its default of "Hybrid Graphics" to "Discrete Graphics"? Have you tried to download and install the latest driver from the device webpages?

    Link: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Thinkpad-P51-extremely-slow-on-RDP/td-p/3714213

    Best regards,
    Leila


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  2. answered 2021-05-11T06:50:09.77+00:00
    Leila Kong 3,666 Reputation points

    Hello @JDMils ,

    How are things going there on this issue?
    Please let me know if you would like further assistance.

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