Deploying Microsoft RemoteFX on a Remote Desktop Session Host Server Step-by-Step Guide

Letzte Aktualisierung: Februar 2011

Betrifft: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

About this guide

Microsoft® RemoteFX™ enables access to the RD-Sitzungshost server from a wide range of client devices including rich clients, thin clients, and ultrathin clients. It also ensures lower bandwidth than Windows Server® 2008 R2 when transferring rich graphics applications. When used with a hardware-based application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), the server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 is capable of hosting more sessions than previous versions.

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of setting up a working Remotedesktop-Sitzungshost (RD-Sitzungshost) that uses RemoteFX and that is accessible by using Remote Desktop Connection (RDC). During this process, you will deploy the following hardware in a test environment:

  • An Active Directory® Domain Services domain controller

  • An RD-Sitzungshost server that uses RemoteFX

  • A Remote Desktop Connection client computer

This guide includes the following topics:


When implementing RemoteFX, consider the following:

  • The processor in the RemoteFX server must support Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2).

  • Client devices can be rich clients, thin clients, or ultrathin clients that are running the appropriate version of Remote Desktop Connection.

  • Ensure that there is a LAN connection between the client and the RD-Sitzungshost server.

Scenario: Deploying RemoteFX on a Remote Desktop Session Host server that is accessible by using Remote Desktop Connection

We recommend that you first use the procedures provided in this guide in a test lab environment. Step-by-step guides are not necessarily meant to be used to deploy Windows Server features without supporting deployment documentation, and they should be used with discretion as stand-alone documents.

Upon completion of this step-by-step guide, you will have an RD-Sitzungshost server with RemoteFX that you can connect to by using Remote Desktop Connection. You can then test and verify this functionality by connecting to the RD-Sitzungshost server from a client computer.

The test environment that is described in this guide includes seven computers that are connected to a private network by using the following operating systems, applications, and services:


Computer name Operating system Applications and services


Windows Server 2008 R2

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), DNS


Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1



Windows® 7 with SP1

Remote Desktop Connection

Related documents

The following documents can assist you in configuring RemoteFX: