"Under normal operating conditions, you should not be logged into your server," comments Dionisio. If you're not logged in, a lot of components won't load into memory. "It will make the server perform better and, as a consequence, any Internet resources will perform better. On the server, run the lowest resolution possiblesuch as 600x800x256. Any GDI resources take away from the memory pool. Lower the resolution of bitmaps. If you could run 16 colors, that would be even better, but you can't get that low any more256 is good enough. No wallpapers. Use the default background. No animation. Reduce the number of icons on the desktop, as well as in the Start menu.
"And," Dionisio adds, with a hint of glee, "get a bigger connection and a faster processor."