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    Microsoft RemoteFX for Session Virtualization: Architectural Overview

    This white paper provides an architectural overview of RemoteFX in the context of session virtualization by using a new Windows Server role service known as Remote Desktop Session Host, designed specifically for modern session virtualization environments that use Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
    • Version:

      February 2011

      File Name:

      Microsoft RemoteFX for Session Virtualization Architectural Overview.docx

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      228 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 adds new capabilities to the Remote Desktop Services platform by delivering full-fidelity VDI and high-density, scalable, client-agnostic session virtualization capabilities, shifting delivery intelligence to host-based systems running RemoteFX. Through a new graphics payload purposely built for RemoteFX and RDP, the session virtualization platform is tightly integrated with the RDP protocol, which enables shared encryption, authentication, management, and local device support.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2008 R2

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