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RemoteFX USB features?

Posted on 2011-03-22
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I hear that RemoteFX requires a graphics upgrade, SP1, etc.

Would anyone know if you have to upgrade graphics, etc just to use the USB redirection features that are supposed to be available in RemoteFX?
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by:msmamji
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gud quesiton. I think the redirection part in not necessarily dependent on the GPU but do have a look at this.
Hardware Considerations for RemoteFX
Configuring USB Device Redirection with Microsoft RemoteFX Step-by-Step Guide
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by:romatlo
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I've read this article from Windows IT.  Sounds like they are tied together.
http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/remote-desktop-protocol-rdp/Q-Can-I-use-the-RemoteFX-USB-redirection-capability-without-using-the-RemoteFX-Virtual-GPU-capability-for-my-VDI-environment-.aspx

Do you think that Microsoft is drasitically reducing their target market by tying them together?
I was thinking that RemoteFX would be a more niche market to end users (of VDI) that require more graphic perfomance like high end knowledge workers or designers (like CAD)...especially since those graphics cards are expensive.  Regular VDI user, task workers, will miss these USB features...
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Thanks for sharing that.
It seems that way. I was going to test this in the coming week.

You could say that but being the first to offer this in VDI (among the major players), they just might get away with this (coupling USB redirection with RemoteFX). The upcoming APU (CPU + GPU) might take more advantage of this technology. But I also think that market feedback might change things, if not then some healthy competition will.

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by:romatlo
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I actually have some microsoft training going on right now and will be confirm if this is the case.  I will then update this question.  Thanks for the information so far!
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by:romatlo
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I got an answer from this training by saying "They believe it is tied together".
Nothing more than that.  I will close this thread.
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