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Step 5: Configuring RemoteFX for an Optimal Experience

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

Use the following procedures to optimize the RemoteFX experience:

  • Configure the display power settings.

  • Enable Windows Aero on the virtual desktop.

  1. Log on to the VD1-CLNT computer as a member of the local Administrators group.

  2. Click Start, and in the Search programs and files box, type gpedit.msc, and then press ENTER.

  3. Navigate to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Power Management\Video and Display Settings.

  4. Double-click Turn off the Display (Plugged In).

  5. Select the Enabled option.

  6. In the Turn Off the Display (seconds) box, type 0, and then click OK.

  7. Double-click Turn off the Display (On Battery).

  8. Select the Enabled option.

  9. In the Turn Off the Display (seconds) box, type 0, and then click OK.

  10. Restart the VD1-CLNT computer.

  1. Log on to VD1-CLNT as a member of the local Administrators group.

  2. Right-click the desktop.

  3. Click Personalize, and in the Change visuals and sounds on your computer box, select one of the themes shown under the Aero Themes heading.

  4. Verify that window transparency is enabled, and then close the window.

Due to a known issue in Windows Server 2008 R2, you may see screen artifacts when Windows Aero is turned off. We recommend that you always enable Windows Aero on RemoteFX-enabled virtual desktops to deliver the optimal experience.

You have completed all the steps to deploy Microsoft RemoteFX on a single Remote Desktop Virtualization Host server. For additional information, see Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions and Troubleshooting Tips.

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