If you want a stable system, you just shall decide to use the good practice for a “production system”.
Rule number one: No automatic update
– No Google automatic updates
– No Java automatic updates
– No Adobe automatic updates
– No MS automatic updates
– Set up a scan exclusion for RDPlus
If you want to apply any update, you shall do it under your control and you shall not accept that such modifications of your production system should be decided somewhere in the world during the week-end.
Rule number two: You shall reboot your system every night at 3 am
This will be very useful to clean the memory and to warrant a predictable performance of the system.
Rule number three: Avoid to allow the users to use any web browser within a session
This will prevent your users to download and/or to install incompatible application on the production system.
RDPlus enables to set the server for forwarding the use of the web browser on the user side. This can be a smart way to handle this rule.
Rule number four: Set the appropriate anti-virus exclusions and settings to be sure that such software will not kill your system performance or your application consistency.
It is not a surprise: when you run a speed test on your internet line, the provider ask you to disable the anti-virus. Why? It cost a lot of network resources.
More: some anti-virus start one instance for each user session: You can have 30 anti-virus copies running to look after the same disk space and the same memory.
So, never keep the default setting of such software to protect your system stability.
Rule number five: Disable the Windows Firewall or set the rules to allow RDPlus traffic
Having firewalls on the router, on the server, on all PCs, included into anti-spyware or anti-virus software… This is the best way to get poor performances and to block your production.
A Firewall, only a single one, shall be set at the door of your building, not in the middle of each room.
So, you shall use the router or your DSL modem built-in firewall to protect your network. And you shall disable any other one, including the Windows one.
If you wish to know how to configure your Windows firewall regardless of what is mentioned above, check this FAQ: