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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Support Information

NEC RemoteFX virtual desktop solution (Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1)

Published: September 1, 2011

This web site introduces NEC's new virtual desktop solution. RemoteFX is a new feature of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and NEC provides this RemoteFX solution based on a technology alliance with Microsoft.

What's RemoteFX

RemoteFX is a new feature to bring us more user friendly virtual desktop as like un usual physical desktop by increasing a graphics performance of high precision graphics using DirectX, Aero and so on. In addition, you can use more various USB devices on a RemoteFX virtual desktop: Web camera, scanner, biometrics device and so on .

Note: A dedicated server, riser card and graphic accelerator board are required to enable RemoteFX. Please confirm them on "A Tested Configuration by NEC".

System Overview

A Sample Configuration
  Server (Host OS) Server (Guest OS) Client PC
CPU Intel Xeon Processor X5675 (3.06GHz/6C/12T) x 2 2 (virtual CPU) Intel Pentium Processor G6950 (2.80GHz/2C/2T) x 1
Memory 32GB 1GB (virtual memory) 4GB
GPU NVIDIA Quadro 2000 - Quadro FX 370
OS Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Windows 7 SP1 x86 Windows 7 SP1 x86

A Tested Configuration by NEC

The following configuration is tested by NEC.
For some countries, we might not be able to provide these products, but when you are interested in this NEC's RemoteFX solution, please contact the sales agent for more!

Product Name
Express5800/R120b-2 (2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) model) Only 2.5-inch HDD model is tested. 3.5-inch HDD model is not.
2.5-inch HDD cage can not be used for this RemoteFX solution. Up to 8 HDDs or solid state drives (SSD) can be added.
You can not use an on-board graphic accelerator for this RemoteFX solution.
EXPRESSSCOPE engine 2 remoteKVM/remote media features are not available with this RemoteFX solution.
Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) You can choose either edition (Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition) for this RemoteFX solution.
Riser card (PCI EXPRESS) A riser card dedicated for this RemoteFX solutions is required to add graphic card to the server.
NVIDIA Quadro 2000 NEC does not directly provide a graphic accelerator board, so please purchase it by yourself.

* Client PC is required to install an operationg system which support RDP 7.1. As of June 30, 2011, RDP 7.1 is supported only on Windows 7 SP1.
As for guest OS, you need a license of either Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise Edition or Ultimate Edition.

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