Since Windows Server 2008, Microsoft's server operating systems include the ability to create virtual machines (vm) through software called Hyper-V. A key benefit of Hyper-V is that instead of new computers requiring new hardware, new virtual machines can be created on one piece of hardware. Virtual machines are accessed via Remote Desktop protocol and can display full screen video, video games, or movies over the network or "from the cloud". Hyper-V uses RemoteFX to allocate the Windows Server's video capability to a remote desktop computer. The remote desktop computer is actually accessing a file on the Windows server, this file is a "virtual" computer or "vm".
Windows Server 2012 R2 includes improved versions of Hyper-V and RemoteFX and launched an improved vm file format called Generation 2 (.vhdx). Generation 2 vm has a lot of cool new features but is missing something important. Generation 2 does not appear to support RemoteFX.
What is the deal here Microsoft? Here is a screen capture of a Windows 8.1 enterprise vm on one of my servers which includes other vms with RemoteFX on Generation 1 virtual machines. All the group policies have been checked. I want my RemoteFX.
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