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RemoteFX Questions

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Server HardwareVirtualizationWindows Server 2012
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Hi all

Been reading about this RemoteFX stuff in Server 2012 with Hyper-V and trying to determine the best plan of action for a project...need some clarification and possibly what path to follow if anyone can assist

Aim here is to setup a 'terminal server' based solution where we are running 2 VM's - 1 is the DC(Server 2012 or 2008 R2) and the second is the RDP Server(Server 2008 R2)

So we purchase physical server - install Server 2012 - install Hyper-V role - create 2 VM's and setup the DC and RDP server

Wanted to do this with 2012 since heard lot of good things about it...in the process heard about RemoteFX capabilities and wanted to play with that to see if it will be useful - turns out after getting a compatible GPU(NVidia Quadro 600) to test with apparently the client VM(which I planned to make 2008 R2) isn't a compatible OS to run the vGPU RemoteFX part - I can only use Windows 8 Enterprise or Windows 7 Enterprise...

Ok so this is a new thing to me - previously I built these solutions using VMWare ESXi 5.0 and ran 2008R2 as 2 VM's - 1 DC and the other as an RDP server...

On these builds the performance on the RDP server were fine - could watch Youtube videos without many real issues fine...

Having setup the test machine under 2012 though things didn't play smoothly - which is the real reason I wanted to get this RemoteFX thing working...

So...long story short - since I can now only use Windows 7/8 Enterprise if I want to run with this RemoteFX thing - how do I do this? Meaning since its a RDP server I want to setup...can Windows 8 Enterprise be used this way? I understood client OS's were not allowed to be used for multiple logins(which is why I used Server 2008 previously)

Anyone any assistance on this? Can it be done or what should I do instead?

Cheers...
Shane
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