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I wanted to take advantage of the new "RemoteFX" feature. However, all the blogs are talking about having a Windows 2008R2 Server with SP1 and running a virtual macihne with RemoteFX.

In my case, I have two machines with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. And I want to connect to my desktop machine, from my laptop. With RemoteFX.

How can I do that?

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(After connecting to the host machine, I have the Aero interface, but I just can't start any game, or 3D application.) –  Shiki Feb 2 '12 at 16:46
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You cannot. RemoteFX was designed and built for servers hosting virtualized desktops. When Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 was released it contained an updated client that supports RemoteFX, however the host still needs to be a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server.

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So if I want to play a game through LAN (on my laptop), I have to install Server 2008R2 on my desktop PC. AND install a Windows 7 guest ON the server, which will run the games. Right? –  Shiki Feb 2 '12 at 23:24
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It has to be a Hyper-V server, so a Windows 7 SP 1 VM on the server. Plus there are hardware requirements for the server to use RemoteFX. This is not really designed for gaming, so YMMV (Your mileage may vary) on what works and what doesn't. For the technical details, check out this page: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817586(WS.10).aspx –  WinOutreach4 Feb 3 '12 at 15:44
    
Why would this not be natively supported... Just making people jump through absurd hoops. –  Enigma Apr 3 '13 at 22:16
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The above answer is outdated as of November 26, 2012.

According to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2012/11/26/remotefx-features-for-windows-8-and-windows-server-2012.aspx, you should be able to access rich content on Windows 7 Enterprise if you install the RDP 8.0 content update.

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