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Deploying Microsoft RemoteFX

Published: January 14, 2011

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

Microsoft® RemoteFX™ is a new feature that is included in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1). RemoteFX introduces a set of end-user experience enhancements for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) that enable a rich desktop environment within your corporate network. RemoteFX enables the delivery of a full Windows user experience to a range of client devices including rich clients, thin clients, and ultrathin clients. RemoteFX delivers a rich user experience for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) by providing a 3D virtual adapter, intelligent codecs, and the ability to redirect USB devices in virtual machines. RemoteFX is integrated with the RDP protocol, which enables shared encryption, authentication, management, and device support. RemoteFX also delivers a rich user experience for session-based desktops to a broad range of client devices.

The Remote Desktop Services Deployment Guide provides steps for deploying the following Remote Desktop Services designs:

  • Remote Desktop Services with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

  • Remote Desktop Services with session-based desktops

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