Thursday, June 07, 2012 12:12 AM
I tried RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter function on RDS Desktop Virtualization Senario. Host GPU is ATI Radeon HD 6450 (1GB VRAM), and GPU Management from Hyper-V Setting is fine. VM Guest is Windows 8 Release Preview x86 and x64. I add RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter to thease VMs, and start VM OK. But in Device Manager in thease VMs show "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" and two "Unkown Device". RemoteFX did not function !!
I tried Windows 7 Enterprise Guest too. Windows 7 Guest show "Microsoft RemoteFX Graphics Drvice - WDDM", but I think RemoteFX did not func in rdp connection.
I tried Windows 8 Consumer Preview Guest too. Windows 8 Consumer Preview Guest show "Microsoft RemoteFX Grahics Device - WDDM", but device stop error by something problem.
I cheked device driver in thease guests.
I found Windows 7 driver in %windir%\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\rdvgwddm.inf_x86_neutral_345f205da00aaad5\rdvgwddm.inf (dkvgkmd.sys, rdvgumd32.dll)
I found Windows 8 Consumer Preview driver in %windir%\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\rdvgwddmdx11.inf_x86_26ab3b28bdd88605\rdvgwddmdx11.inf (rdvgkmd.sys, rfxvmt.sys, rdvgu1132.dll, rdvgumd32.dll)
I could not find driver in Windows 8 Release Preview's %windir%\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
Does Windows 8 Pelase Preview not have RemoteFX 3D Video driver now!?
Thursday, June 07, 2012 1:21 PM
Friday, June 08, 2012 2:30 AM
I evalute Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate and Windows 8 Release Preview now. So. host env is Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate with Hyper-V Role and RD Virtualization Host Role and other RDS role. In Windows Server 8 Beta and Windows 8 Consumer Preview, RemoteFX works fine with same hardware same configuration.
Case 1 --- Windows 8 Release Preview VM Guest on Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate RD Virtualization Host:
VM Connection Window show this. From rdp connection, RemoteFX not function (Device is RDPUDD Chained DD).
Case 2 --- Windows 8 Consumer Preview VM Guest on Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate RD Virtualization Host:
VM Connection Window show this. From rdp connection, RemoteFX not function (Device is RDPUDD Chained DD).
Case 3 --- Windows 8 Cunsumer Preview VM Guest on Windows Server "8" Beta RD Virtualization Host:
From rdp connection, dxdiag.exe report "Microsoft RemoteFX Graphics Device - WDDM" device, and DirectDraw, Direct3D, AGP are all available.
I doubt Windows 8 Release Preview does not have RemoteFX Driver in Drivers Folder (%windir%\System32\DriverStore\).
- Edited by Yamauchi KazuoMVP Saturday, June 09, 2012 3:40 AM
Saturday, June 09, 2012 3:10 PM
Same problem here (on English version)
EDIT: Some nice digging you've done there Yamauchi! I'm sorry I misread some parts.
server 2012 release candidate (8400) as virtualization host
Windows 8 release preview (8400) as virtual machine, with RFX adapter
W7x64 sp1 virtual machine with integration services and RemoteFX adapter
Client is a laptop with windows 8 release preview (8400)
What I've discovered: (probably not as relevant as Yamauchi's)
0.) RemoteFX works on the W7 VM.
The rest is about the W8 VM:
1.) RemoteFX (or at least some form of remote 3d rendering) does appear to work when the VM is accessed via the "connect" thing in Hyper-V manager (or at least, 3dmark06 has no problem starting a demo run, while it crashes before starting on the RDP session)
2) I've solved one small piece of the puzzle too:
There are two unknown devices for me aswell. Because they both listed something about VMBus I figured they were important. Also, with remotefx adapter removed, these two unknown devices disappeared (and reappeard after reading it)! So I'm pretty sure they're RemoteFX related.
After manually extracting the drivers from the cab (D:\support\amd64\Windows6.x-HyperVIntegrationServices-x64.cab), on the integration disk and disabling driver signing enforcement via bcdedit, it did show one of them to be compatible with the Microsoft Virtual 3D Video Transport Driver (and only that one), found in synth3dvsc.inf. Makes sense right, I thought? Of course it couldn't install because it wasn't signed, so I manually signed it using the Windows Driver Framework. Afterwards it did install!
The other one doesn't seem to have any specific form, tried a couple of drivers, all of them installed and didn't show problems. Obviously that can't be right.
I'm guessing it somehow hasn't included all drivers in the install, or some are corrupt, and unfortunately they *removed* the /uninstall option from setup.exe in this version of integrating services so there's NO WAY to uninstall/reinstall them.
Something's really wrong here! Please help! I'm quite familiar with RFX on windows 7 and I'm sure I've set up everything correctly, I even tried reinstalling everything.
Yamauchi: Could you maybe check what the other unkown device could be? By comparing the Release Preview with the Consumer Preview build? Just check under System Devices (from your last screenshot the 3rd from the bottom), there's a lot of Hyper-V drivers there.
(remotefx still doesn't work for me, although I feel I'm getting closer)
Update maybe found something: for some reason the Display Adapter driver can't be updated. I've even tried disabling automatic driver installation via group policy, uninstalling the adapter and installing the VGA adapter it found (thinking it was the Basic Display Adapter driver causing it) . But no matter which driver is chosen, even the Basic Display Driver with no ACPI or Low Res drivers that come with the release or any random amd or NVidia driver, the error is always the same: "the driver selected for this device does not support this version of Windows". Only the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter vanilla seems to work for it. A bit odd? But dunno if it's related.
- Edited by TMTT.NL Saturday, June 09, 2012 4:58 PM
Saturday, June 09, 2012 11:30 PM
Yes, one unknown device is "Microsoft Virtual 3D Video Adapter". I already tried it too from cab file in vmguest.iso. But I was not able to find other drivers. I try it in various ways, but my problem cannot be yet settled.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview x86 uses
Microsoft RemoteFX Graphics Device - WDDM
I found thease drivers in %windir%\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\rdvgwddmdx11.inf_x86_26ab3b28bdd88605\rdvgwddmdx11.inf. Windows 8 Release Preview did not have %windir%\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\rdv???.
Microsoft Virtual 3D Video Transport Driver
I found this drivers in %windir%\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\synth3dvsc.inf_x86_4b8915d8079ecc9d. Windows 8 Release Preview did not have %windir%\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\syn???, but I can install this driver to Windows 8 Release Preview from cab file in vmguest.iso as you pointed it out.
Remote Desktop Licensing VM Bus
This device does not use driver file.
Probably the remaining unknown device of Windows 8 Release Preview is "Remote Desktop Licensing VM Bus". Unknown device has thease hardware ID. I searched thease hardware ID in Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I found "Remote Desktop Licensing VM Bus".
You saied your RemoteFX on Win 7 VM works. But My RemoteFX on Win 7 VM not work. It seems works, but dxdiag.exe show limitted function. Because rdp session detect not RemoteFX device but RDPUDD (same normal RDP connection). Win 7 VM on Windows Server 2008 R2 (both SP1), dxdiag detect RemoteFX device (same device in device manager) in rdp connection. This is compatibility issues and is not the essence of my problem.
- Edited by Yamauchi KazuoMVP Sunday, June 10, 2012 12:19 AM
Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:30 AM
I just doublechecked the windows 7 vpc. (Like you said it's not the essence of the problem, but I like solving mysteries :P) Found another interesting thing! RemoteFX initially didn't work any more on my w7 virtual pc (aero was disabled, couldn't reenable it) then I checked under RDP settings, where I'd previously set the color depth to 16 bit (I read somewhere 32bit color didn't work with remotefx, so I'd changed it). I changed it backto 32bit and reconnected. Voila, RemoteFX worked in all it's glory:
Maybe that's why RFX didn't work in W8 either for me. I'll do some checking. (I saw in your screenshot it was set to 32bit for you, so it's probably not very helpful to you, FYI for windows 7 RFX to work you'll need to set the experience to LAN in the RDP settings manually)
I'll try installing the other unknown device! Thanks for looking into it.
DirectX 11 demo I had downloaded just loaded for the first time on the W8 RP pc and gave a framerate of 12fps just before crashing. The error it gave was "device removed" (ignore the other errors, they seem to be more of an informative than causal nature). It's starting to sound like it's being switched off and on dynamically. (update: checked in group policy, it can't be switched off)
P.s. I tried playing Fruit Ninja and it sort of worked :) just a delay of about 300ms I'd say. Although I doubt it's using directX. Touch screen worked too. But yeah I'm suspecting there's a big part of the drivers missing like you initially suggested. Note that my testing so far has been via vpn at home. Performance might be better when I'm in the building my server's in.
- Edited by TMTT.NL Sunday, June 10, 2012 11:26 AM
Sunday, June 10, 2012 11:54 PM
Hi guys, thank you for pointing it out.
I changed RDP Experiance settings "Detect connection quality automatically" to "LAN (10Mbps or higher)", and connect to Windows 7 SP1 VM again, RemoteFX works fine.
I updated VM Integration Service to New Version (Windows Server 2012 RC vmguest.iso), but according to driver version, it remain an old RemoteFX driver (driver version 6.1.7601.17514). I think that the new Integrasion Service does not seem to provide a new Remote FX driver to any version of Windows.
Monday, June 11, 2012 5:47 AMYep that's what it looks like. I wonder why they left it out, doesn't seem like a "Release Preview" thing to me
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 3:00 PMMaybe this thread should be moved to the W8 Release Preview section? Since it appears to be W8 related more than w2012
Friday, June 15, 2012 2:52 AM
Probably I found the reason of this problem. RemoteFX Features are suppored only Windows 8 Enterprise.
This limitation is same on Windows 7 (SP1). Windows 7 Enterprise support RemoteFX and have RemoteFX drivers. Windows 7 Home and Professional does not support RemoteFX, and they don't have RemoteFX drivers.
I think Windows 8 Release Preview is not Enterprise SKU.
So, I closed this thread myself.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 5:47 PM
This topic old but I decided to write here instead of creating a new one.
I installed Windows 8 Enterprise RTM, enabled Hyper-V and installed Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 virtual machine and integration tools.
Now I want to get working that "RemoteFX" thing, but I have 16-bit only display with "Microsoft Hyper-V Video" adapter and very slow RDP.
What am I missing? Could anyone guide me to troubleshoot this?
- Edited by NCFU Saturday, August 25, 2012 5:49 PM small fixes
Sunday, September 16, 2012 11:52 AM
due to missing driver updates, most graphics card do not really work in window sserver 2012. i realised that even if you use win8 x64 drivers it won´t really work.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 12:18 PM
I have a virtualized the 90 day trial version of Windows 8 Enterprise with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper V and RemoteFX enabled and I get quite the same error as Yamauchi Kazuo stated above.
However, "Microsoft RemoteFX Graphics Device - WDDM" and "Microsoft Virtual 3D Video Transport Driver" are recognized as such, but both are deaktivated in the Device Manager.
Microsoft RemoteFX Graphics Device - WDDM is stopped with Code 43
and Microsoft Virtual 3D Video Transport Driver is stopped with Code 10
in dxdiag RDPUDD Chained DD is listed as well as Direct 3D is enabled wheras Direct Draw and AGP are not.
Other RemoteFX Features such as USB Redirection work fine.
So are there any news about this ?
Thank you for your help.
- Edited by Waigel Tuesday, November 06, 2012 5:08 PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:23 AM
No ideas on that ?
I could not find any hints on the microsoft websites or in the internet that Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper V does not support RemoteFX for Windows 8 Enterprise.
So where is the error here ?
Monday, March 25, 2013 2:31 PMI have the same problem.I try hard,but the problem is still there,do you resolve it?
Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:10 AM
If this is true, then why does windows 7 64-bit ultimate list this driver as missing? It shouldn't even be in the registry. Correct.. BTW, I am currently trying to figure why some 32 bit drivers are missing, which is how I came across this thread. The equivalent 64 bit drivers seam to be in place.
I am getting freezes and once in a while a blue screen. I am convinced it is a driver issue,as rebooting allows it to stay alive. I believe it is task related.
Anyway, I best stop there with my issues as this is technically hijacking a thread. Sorry guys...
Monday, April 15, 2013 5:43 AM
Update, I did a quick search after my last post and came up with this from the library.
It does state that windows 7 ultimate and Enterprise with SP1 includes remotefx.