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DL160 Gen9 doesn't appear to support SLAT

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Hi,
I bought an HP server (830582-425) a few months ago and I would like to run Microsoft VDI on it.
I ran the coreinfo.exe command on the server and these are the results (attached)

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>cd/

C:\>coreinfo.exe -v

Coreinfo v3.31 - Dump information on system CPU and memory topology
Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Note: Coreinfo must be executed on a system without a hypervisor running f
accurate results.

Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2609 v4 @ 1.70GHz
Intel64 Family 6 Model 79 Stepping 1, GenuineIntel
Microcode signature: 0B00001E
HYPERVISOR      *       Hypervisor is present
VMX             -       Supports Intel hardware-assisted virtualization
EPT             -       Supports Intel extended page tables (SLAT)

C:\>
It seems the server does not support EPT which is needed for SLAT.
I found an article which says some HP servers incorrectly state they don't support SLAT
http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=435422&docLocale=en_US&docId=mmr_kc-0107439

The BIOS settings are all correct but the coreinfo.exe command returns the same results.
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer Lindows
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage
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The snip indicates Intel's name for SLAT is there: EPT

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Hi, thank you for responding. You're both almost right. The server spec does say it supports SLAT/EPT and the EPT is listed in the snip but Coreinfo.exe -v has a - instead of a *. The - indicates the the feature is missing but * should indicate the feature is installed. I suspect there is something I need to do to enable it but the virtualization BIOS settings are all enabled.
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Hi, I have been running Hyper-V and VM's fine but I want to use Remote Desktop Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. It does not work without SLAT/EPT
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VDI uses Hyper-V. If there are VMs up and running then VDI will work as that's all VDI is: A pool of Remote Desktop Session Hosts or Windows Desktop OS VMs.

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Thanks Gents!
Patrick, I have already seen the link you are referring to and that's what brought me here. coreinfo.exe is hiding the EPT/SLAT feature from the OS. I have tried the fix suggested. Checking the BIOS etc. All virtualization settings are correct. I was wondering if I might be missing something else?
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Did you try to install the RDS installation?  If Yes, were you presented an error?
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