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Server 2012 hyper-v hypervisor with server 2012 guest

Server 2012 hyper-v hypervisor with server 2012 guest, I have the option enabled for vgpu and it all looks ok apart from the fact it then shows 2 unknown devices in device manager, I am running the 2012 guest in session mode, can anyone tell me if this should just work?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

8/22/2022 - Mon
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mfg1

I should have said remotefx won't work, is this something which only runs on windows 8 and not in rds session mode?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Use Windows 2012 as the Host with Hyper-V Role, and then enable RemoteFX.
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mfg1

Sorry are you saying don't virtualise my rds server?

If so how will I know remotefx is working on 2012?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Yes, that's correct run it on a phsyical server.
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mfg1

Ok, I have nothing to lose hopefully this will make it all work.
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mfg1

Ok, tried it using a physical server, SLAT CPU directx11 compatible card which is remotefx compatible.

However still dont seem to be getting the remotefx graphics side of things working, as I am no longer using a server 2012 VM I cannot now see how remotefx is enabled?

Can any one help?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

did you create Windows 7 and Windows 8 VMs ?
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mfg1

no, I want to use server 2012 as a terminal server but have remotefx video options working.

This is what I am concerned is not possible?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

see here

To off-load graphically intense workloads from the CPU to a physical GPU in Windows Server 2012 the following hardware is required:

Windows 7 Enterprise with SP1 or Windows 8 Enterprise as guest operating system in the virtual machine with the RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter enabled.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16652.remotefx-vgpu-setup-and-configuration-guide-for-windows-server-2012.aspx

For Server 2012 RDSH server RemoteFX is enabled automatically.

to fully utilize the new features you should connect with a RDP8 Remote Desktop Connection client, which is included with Windows 8 and Server 2012.  For Windows 7 you need to download/install the DTLS update as well as the RDP8 client, please see this article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2592687
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William Peck
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mfg1

I have a windows 8 laptop which I use to connect to the server 2012 RDS server, as discussed the graphics card is remotefx compatible, but video playback is still poor, when I check dxdiag I get the following results when in an rdp 8 session and when not in a session the second screen shot.
RDP-Session-Dxdiag.PNG
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mfg1

Not in an RDP session.
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Shane McKeown

Hi mfg1...unfortunately this won't work...least from my testing over the last month or 2...

To take advantage of RemoteFX you need to be running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 or Windows 8 Enterprise as GUESTS...so running 2012 as a Guest(RDP Host if you want to call it that) doesn't work...

I've been testing this myself and came to that conclusion after a lot of work...couldn't get it to do what I wanted because apparently you need Win7/8 as a guest no matter what

I followed the guide @Hanccocka posted along with a lot of others

To try this go ahead and build up a Win7/8 Enterprise VM(download trial from Microsoft site if needed) and you'll see the RemoteFX in full glory - I did and all worked as per guides

But hopefully I'm wrong and somebody will come along with the answer ;)
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mfg1

I assume this means I need a vm then per user if I am to run this similar to the way I would the rdsh?
Shane McKeown

Yes...basically you need to setup the RDS like the following post

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2012/10/31/windows-8-windows-server-2012-pooled-virtual-desktop-infrastructure.aspx

Its called VDI - this then allows one base image to be created on the fly for the number of users you have - so each user has a 'virtual desktop' to themselves...there's a number of different ways to run it but end of the day to get RemoteFX to work this is what is needed I think
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

And you will also need licenses for your VMs.

Can I ask, is this for testing, production, proof of concept, or wide scale VDI rollout?

You stated, video performance, was poor, what are you trying to do?
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mfg1

Really we wanted rdsh to have full remotefx but sadly this isn't an option, I just wanted to  give all the users the best remote experience over the wan, I understand I would have to purchase x amount of Win 8 lic so now need to make my mind up what to do...
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