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    Microsoft RemoteFX for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Architectural Overview

    This white paper provides an architectural overview of RemoteFX in the context of VDI by using a new role service called Remote Desktop Virtualization Host designed specifically for VDI, using Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 in a Hyper-V role.
    • Version:

      February 2011

      File Name:

      Microsoft RemoteFX for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Architectural Overview.docx

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      363 KB

        Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes a new set of user experience technologies called Microsoft RemoteFX. RemoteFX delivers a full-fidelity user experience for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) by providing a 3D virtual adapter, intelligent CODECs, and the ability to redirect USB devices on virtual machines. As part of the Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 platform, RemoteFX is integrated with the RDP protocol, which enables shared encryption, authentication, management, and device support.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2008 R2

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