Wednesday, May 09, 2012 2:29 PM
I've been evaluating Windows Server 8 Consumer Preview specifically Remote Desktop Session Host. I was curious about enhancements for GPU support.
I was watching the BUILD workshops on new's in Remote Desktop in Windows Server 8. And the presenter talked about a "no compromise" experience and how DirectX apps can be supported with a GPU. However I tried to set up my own RDSH 8 Server along with a Windows 8 client (to get the full RDP 8 experience). And noticed only Direct3D was enabled, not full DirectX, some apps detected that and would shut down.
Watching the workshop again....it seemed like he used DirectX and RemoteFX interchangably and while he explained that RDVH and RDSH will have the same level of RemoteFX implementation. My experience didn't seem to reflect that.
I did not use a small workstation with a desktop video card as a testbed for the server. I used a Dell PowerEdge r710 with an AMD FirePro v5800 with drivers directly from AMD.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 8:54 PM
I'm really interrested in this topic too. How to configure Physical GPU usage in RDSH. I have a test setup ready by now. A Dell PowerEdge R620, with an NVIDIA Quadro 2000 (W8 driver, DX11, OpenCL 4) in addition to the built-in low end graphic adapter. Running Google Earth (in DirectX mode) in Remote Desktop (Window 7)was not impressive at all, but maybe a W8 client (RDP 8) is needed?
Hopefully this thread will shed some light on utilizing GPU (physical) in RDSH.
Thursday, May 10, 2012 9:59 PMIn order to exploit all the features in RDSH you need the matching RDP client. In our case...Windows 8 client. Which I did but I didn't see any appreciable difference.
Friday, May 11, 2012 9:39 AM
This article finally spelled it all out the other day.
in short the answer is NO. Full DirectX was enabled only for RDVH.
Microsoft....please bring full DirectX to RDSH as well.
- Marked As Answer by VgerNYC Friday, May 11, 2012 9:39 AM