, Microsoft announced RemoteFX and how it enables a rich desktop experience for endpoint devices ranging from traditional PCs to the most lightweight of thin client devices. Customers have since been eager to get their hands on the code.
Yesterday, at WPC, we announced
that RemoteFX is available to the public through Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta! We want to make sure that your testing of RemoteFX for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and session virtualization goes smoothly. Therefore, in this blog, we provide additional guidance on the documentation we’ve created for your beta testing.
To get started with RemoteFX, first identify the server and hardware that you’ll use. In the RemoteFX for RD Virtualization Host (RDVH) (VDI) scenario, the server must meet the requirements identified in the
guide for Windows Server 2008 SP1. This includes CPU support for
and up to 4 GPUs. (We discuss more about GPUs below.) For the RemoteFX for RD Session Host (session virtualization, formerly known as the Terminal Server) scenario, the server CPU must support SSE2 but GPUs are not required.
Our partners have blogged about GPUs that will work with RemoteFX in SP1 beta. For details, see
post. The list of GPUs will continue to grow and evolve as we near our final release. To evaluate the beta, we recommend that you select GPUs from this list. We recommend the following drivers available from our partners: Nvidia drivers version 195.62 and 196.21, and ATI driver versions 8.720 and 8.723. We continue to work closely with all our partners to ensure that customers can reliably access drivers for their RemoteFX solutions, including through our participation in the next Logo kit.