Step 4: Verifying the Functionality of RemoteFX for Remote Desktop Session Host

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

Use the following procedure to verify the functionality of RemoteFX for Remote Desktop Session Host. You will log on as the local Administrator and connect to the RD Session Host server with RemoteFX by using Remote Desktop Connection.

  1. Log on to CONTOSO-CLNT as the local Administrator user account.

  2. Click Start, type mstsc.exe, and then press ENTER.

  3. Click Options, and then click the Experience tab.

  4. In the Choose your connection speed to optimize performance box, click LAN (10 Mbps or higher).

  5. Click the General tab.

  6. In the Computer box, type rdsh-srv, and then click Connect.

  7. When prompted, enter the credentials for the Morgan Skinner, and then click OK.

After you connect to the RDSH-SRV computer from the CONTOSO-CLNT client computer, two events are logged on the RDSH-SRV computer that indicate the session was RemoteFX-enabled. Use the following procedure to locate these events:

  1. Log on to RDSH-SRV as CONTOSO\Administrator.

  2. Click Start, type Event Viewer, and then press ENTER.

  3. Click Event Viewer (Local).

  4. Click View, and then click Show Analytic and Debug Logs.

  5. Navigate to Application and Services\Logs\Microsoft\Windows\RemoteDesktopServices-RemoteDesktopSession Manager.

    • If the CONTOSO-CLNT computer is connected to the RDSH-SRV by using RemoteFX for Remote Desktop Session Host, Event ID 1000 will be shown.

    • If the RemoteFX hardware compression was used, Event ID 1001 will be shown.

You have verified the functionality of RemoteFX on an RD Session Host server. Now you can proceed to Step 5: Configuring RemoteFX for an Optimal Experience.

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