Sunday, November 11, 2012

RemoteFX on Windows Server 2008 R2/Hyper-V Server 2008 R2/Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

The Remote FX will be applied to two distinctly different things in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

1.       The RemoteFX virtual GPU:  A virtualized, 3d-capable vgpu that be used in VDI scenarios and Windows 7 VMs.

2.       The RemoteFX codec:  An encoding method to make the RDP pipeline work better for HD Content.

When we enable “RemoteFX” in MultiPoint Server 2011, it is only doing the RemoteFX codec..

The full function RemoteFX will only able to run under the following condition:

Server Side

  1. A Windows 7 Enterprise or Ultimate edition (64bits with SP1) VM which is hosted by Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Hyper-V) or Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1
  2. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with RDS enabled.

Remark: The physical machine needs to install a standalone GPU display card (e.g. Nvidia or AMD (ATi) display card) (The official support model are those workstation grade display card e.g. Nvidia Quadro series and AMD (ATi) FirePro) (*I able to use a Nvidia GeForce GT520 in my testing lab machine – not official support) 

Client Side

  1. Windows 7 with SP1
  2. A OS which is able to running a RDP 7.1 (Support RemoteFX) like some Linux device with 3rd parties application

The test lab of RemoteFX which is using GeForce GT520 display card

The display card driver:



296.10 WHQL

Release Date:


Operating System:

Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit


English (U.S.)

File Size:

158 MB

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