If you want to have a stable system, you must follow the good practices of a “production system”.
Rule number one: automatic updates disabled
No automatic updates:
– Neither from Google
– Nor Java
– Not Adobe
– Not from Microsoft
If you want to apply any update, you must do it under control and not allow it to be launched from anywhere in the world during the weekend.
Rule number two: you must restart your system every night at 3 a.m.
This is very useful to clean the memory and guarantee the performance of the system.
Rule number three: prevent users from surfing the web in the remote session
This will prevent users from downloading and/or installing incompatible applications in the production system.
TSplus allows you to configure the server to redirect the use of the web browser on the client side. This can be a smart way to follow this rule.
Rule number four: define the appropriate exclusions and configurations of your antivirus to ensure that it does not affect the performance of the system or the consistency of its applications.
It’s not a surprise: when you run a speed test of your Internet connection, the provider asks you to disable the antivirus. Why? Because it consumes a lot of network resources.
And not only that: some antivirus programs start an instance for each user session. You could have 30 copies of the same antivirus examining the same disk space and the same memory.
Therefore, never use the default configuration and it will not jeopardize the stability of your system.
Rule number five: disable the Windows firewall or configure it to allow TSplus traffic
Have firewalls on the router, on the server, on all PCs, in addition to those integrated in the antispyware or antivirus software… It is the best way to get bad yields and interrupt production.
A Firewall, just one, should be located at the entrance to your building, not in the middle of each room.
That is, you should use the integrated firewall in your router or DSL modem to protect your network, and disable any other, including Windows.