remote desktop glass enabled but with low hardware? RRS feed

  • Question

  • OK, i have 2 windows 7 machines, which I remote desktop to. however a strange phenominia has occured...
    1. my remote computer runs windows 7 enterprise and is from the year 2000. it comes with 512mb ram and a 1ghz processor .therefore relatively slow, however runs windows 7 fine. now the important bit. it is running with a 1995 ATI RAGE PRO AGP X2. this has direct x 6.0 support and no pixel shaders. windows 7 has no drivers for this so uses standard vga adapter drivers. therefore no aero or any effects (it doesnt even run youtube smoothly!.
    2 the computer i am using to connect to the old box is a 2009 laptop with AERO graphics. (windows 7 home premium) intel x4500mhd. therefore runs aero smoothly.
    when i connect to my old box the aero graphics get ENABLED. therefore showing my old 2000 machine running aero graphics.
    How is this possible?! how can it be using my laptop graphics card even though its not on the same computer!!!
    Monday, February 8, 2010 7:32 PM