1) Hardware

RDPlus can work on your PC and here is the minimal recommended hardware:

Number of usersEquipment for XP/2003Windows 2008 to 2019 or 7 to 10 Pro
3 – 51 GB
I5 or above
4 GB
101 GB
I5 or above
I5 or above
8 GB
254 GB
One CPU 2.5 GHZ
I5 or above
16 GB
I7 or Xeon
50 and above16 GB
Dual CPU
32 GB
Dual CPU – SSD Disk dedicated to the system

Over 50 concurrent sessions, we recommend to use a farm of servers, using the Load Balancing feature, available on the Enterprise Edition.
Each server (physical or virtual ones) handling up to 50 concurrent users.

Comment: The type of hardware you need will mostly depend on what kind of resources the applications you wish to publish consume the most (CPU/memory/Disk). You might consider getting a server with SSD drives if you plan on using an application that accesses a database on your RDPlus server as it will greatly enhance the performances.

2) Operating system

Your hardware must use one of the operating systems below:

  • Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home.
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Windows Server 2003 or 2003 SBS
  • Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2/SBS
  • Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2022

32 and 64 bit are supported.

  • If you install RDPlus on a Windows 2008 to 2019 make sure the RDS or Terminal Services roles as well as the RDS Terminal Services licensing role are not installed before installing RDPlus.
    If these roles were present, remove them and reboot.
  • Windows 10 Home edition is not supported.
  • On Windows Server 2016, 15 sessions maximum are allowed for Remote Desktop access.
  • Windows Server 2019 Essentials Edition does not support RemoteApp.

3) Network parameters

The RDPlus Server must have a fixed IP address:

Remote access (from Wide Area Network – WAN)

  • A DSL connection is recommended as well as a public fixed address. Without a fixed IP address, you should install a dynamic DNS service like http://DynDNS.org
  • The TCP RDP port (by default 3389) must be opened both ways on your firewall.