Install RemoteFX

The server on which you want to install RemoteFX must meet the RemoteFX hardware requirements, including processor support for SLAT and WDDM GPUs. For more information about the RemoteFX hardware requirements, see the Windows Server 2008 R2 Technical Library (

RemoteFX is included in the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RD Virtualization Host) role service and is installed by using Server Manager.

To install RemoteFX by using Server Manager

  1. Open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. Expand Roles, and then click Remote Desktop Services.

  3. Under Role Services, click Add Role Services.

  4. Select the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host check box, and then select the RemoteFX check box.


If Hyper-V or the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host Core Service is not already installed, Server Manager will install it automatically.

  1. Click Next, and then click Install.

  2. When the installation is finished, click Close.

Once RemoteFX is installed on the RD Virtualization Host server, virtual machines that are already configured for RemoteFX can be hosted and new virtual machines can be created with RemoteFX. New virtual machines can be created and configured by using Hyper-V Manager. For more information about configuring virtual machines with RemoteFX, see the Configure a RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter topic ( on the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library.