10 RemoteFX Tips

Over the last week tweeted ten times with tips on RemoteFX. In this article we will summarize them.

RemoteFX tip #1: Do not try RemoteFX on anything else than a decent LAN. More than 15-20 ms latency? Use a 3rd party (Quest, Riverbed etc.)

RemoteFX tip #2: Don't try RemoteFX without at least 10Mbps. Personal experience? At least 25 Mbps for best quality. Watch out for wifi.

RemoteFX tip #3: Do you know you can tune RemoteFX from a FPS and display quality perspective? Check the GPOs in here:

RemoteFX tip #4: RemoteFX has a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @ 1 or 2 monitors. More monitors = lower resolution.

RemoteFX tip #5: Your VM needs to have a RemoteFX virtual display adapter in the VM before you can use RemoteFX USB redirection.

RemoteFX tip #6: RemoteFX also offers USB device redirection, allowing you to use almost any USB device in VDI session. No RDSH support.

RemoteFX tip #7: Using RemoteFX requires the RDVH role on your Hyper-V box. This in turn means you need a RDCAL, just like RDSH.

RemoteFX tip #8: Did you know what RemoteFX is also available for RDSH (TS)? The great thing about this is that this does not require a GPU.

RemoteFX tip #9: RemoteFX requires the RDP 7.1 client. If there is not 7.1 client for your OS,then no RemoteFX. So no RemoteFX from WinXP...

RemoteFX tip #10: If you don't plan on using RemoteFX in your VM, don't add the RemoteFX display adapter.It uses a couple of 100 MBs of RAM.

This concludes my RemoteFX tip series. Did you find it useful? If you did, let me know and I will (try to) continue.  Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Wow, this resource is excellent! A lot of information I couldn’t find elsewhere. I have a question though: what do you think should be the minimum specs in terms of latency and upstream/downstream bandwidth for a 1920×1200 connection at 25 fps?

  2. RemoteFX will certainly deliver a great experience for LAN users accessing multimedia with VDI. But, as mentioned in the article, it works best in a fast LAN environment. For access over WANs though, organizations with remote users should consider complementing it with Ericom Blaze, a software-based RDP acceleration and compression product. It accelerates RDP by up to 25x and is ideal for remote users connecting over slow WANs who need to access graphics-rich content and applications. It works with any standard RDP host, including VDI, Terminal Servers and remote physical machines.

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  3. Thanks, very useful.

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