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Deploying RemoteFX on a Remote Desktop Session Host on WINDOWS SERVER 2012

    Question

  • Hello,

    There's a step by step guide here for Deploying RemoteFX on a Remote Desktop Session Host Server, but it applies to Server 2008 R2.

    Is there a similar and updated guide for Windows Server 2012?

    Thanks in advance!

    Wednesday, February 06, 2013 9:13 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The library for rds 2012 hasn't been updated.Before the updated guide,I suggest you walk thru the test lab guide:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831447.aspx

    Also, I suggest you walking thru the RDS TEAM BLOG: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/ There are all about the new feature introduction of rds server 2012.

    Regards,

    Clarence

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    Thursday, February 07, 2013 5:35 AM
  • Hi,

    For Server 2012 RDSH server RemoteFX is enabled automatically.  To fully utilize the new features you should connect with a RDP8 Remote Desktop Connection client, which is included with Windows 8 and Server 2012.  For Windows 7 you need to download/install the DTLS update as well as the RDP8 client, please see this article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2592687

    Thanks.

    -TP

    Thursday, February 07, 2013 5:40 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    The library for rds 2012 hasn't been updated.Before the updated guide,I suggest you walk thru the test lab guide:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831447.aspx

    Also, I suggest you walking thru the RDS TEAM BLOG: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/ There are all about the new feature introduction of rds server 2012.

    Regards,

    Clarence

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    Thursday, February 07, 2013 5:35 AM
  • Hi,

    For Server 2012 RDSH server RemoteFX is enabled automatically.  To fully utilize the new features you should connect with a RDP8 Remote Desktop Connection client, which is included with Windows 8 and Server 2012.  For Windows 7 you need to download/install the DTLS update as well as the RDP8 client, please see this article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2592687

    Thanks.

    -TP

    Thursday, February 07, 2013 5:40 AM
  • Thank you Clarence & TP!

    I read that in Windows Server 2012, the following components were added to RemoteFX:

    RemoteFX Adaptive Graphics: The RemoteFX graphics pipeline dynamically adapts to various runtime conditions, such as graphic content types, CPU and network bandwidth availability, and client rendering speed.
    RemoteFX for WAN: a series of changes to the network transport pipeline to support UDP and ensure a fluid experience in both WAN and wireless network configurations.
    RemoteFX Media Redirection API: allows Voice over IP (VoIP) applications to natively integrate with RemoteFX, and enables transmission and rendering of audio and video content directly on the client side.
    Choice of GPU: All RemoteFX features can be used with either a software-emulated GPU, which is available by default in all virtual machines and session hosts, or they can benefit from hardware acceleration when a physical video card is placed in the server and the RemoteFX vGPU is enabled.

    RemoteFX USB Redirection: updated to support all desktop remoting scenarios vGPU-enabled virtual machines, traditional VMs, desktop sessions and physical desktop hosts
    RemoteFX Codec: updated to include progressive rendering, which is more effective for rendering content over the WAN by sending images at full resolution only if bandwidth permits.

    Question: are all of these components enabled by default on Server 2012 RDSH?  or is there any component that has to be enabled manually?

    Thanks.


    • Edited by ClausM Thursday, February 07, 2013 1:27 PM
    Thursday, February 07, 2013 1:27 PM
  • Most of them are enabled by default.Of course,you can use TCP only instead of UDP to disable the support for UDP connection.Using the hardware acceleration of GPU,you may need to add the GPU in the hyper-v console for VM.

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    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:55 AM