Step 4: Verifying the Functionality of RemoteFX-enabled Virtual Desktops

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

Use the following procedure to verify the functionality of the virtual desktop deployment. You will log on as the local Administrator and connect to the virtual desktop with RemoteFX by using Remote Desktop Connection.

To connect to the virtual desktop

  1. Log on to CONTOSO-CLNT by using the local Administrator user account.

  2. Click Start, type mstsc.exe, and then press ENTER.

  3. Click Options, and then click the Experience tab.

  4. In the Choose your connection speed to optimize performance box, click LAN (10 Mbps or higher).

  5. Click the General tab.

  6. In the Computer box, type vd1-clnt, and then click Connect.

  7. When prompted, enter the credentials for the local Administrator account on the VD1-CLNT computer, and then click OK.

  8. As an optional step, verify that Event ID 2 in the Microsoft-Windows-RemoteDesktopServices-RdpCoreTS/Admin event source was written to the event log with the following text “Remote Desktop Protocol will use RemoteFX module to connect to the client computer. RemoteFX module is being used based on the server configuration, client configuration, and network connection.” This event is written when a client is connected to the RDVH-SRV computer by using RemoteFX.


RemoteFX is optimized for the LAN. You must select the LAN connection type to get a session that uses RemoteFX. If you select any other connection type, your session will not be optimized for the LAN, and it will not use the RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter.

You have verified the functionality of the virtual desktop deployment. Now you can proceed to Step 5: Configuring RemoteFX for an Optimal Experience.