- Published on : 27 September 2019 at 08:33 UTC
When you use a virtual machine or a virtual desktop hosted on a Hyper-V virtualization server, the operating system uses a fake graphics card.
It's therefore less powerful than a real graphics card and can be a problem if you need to use software such as AutoCAD or 3ds Max.
To overcome this problem, it's possible to associate a graphics card with a virtual machine (in other words to use the GPU passthrough or vGPU) thanks to the Microsoft RemoteFX feature.
- Role installation : Remote Desktop Virtualization Host
- Create a virtual machine
- Enable and configure RemoteFX
- Enjoy RemoteFX from a Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) Client
If you are trying to enable the RemoteFX support on your Hyper-V server, you will see that the installation of the "Remote Desktop Virtualization Host" role service is required to enable it.
Launch the "Add Roles and Features Wizard" to your Hyper-V server and select "Role-based or feature-based installation".
Select the Hyper-V server where you want to enable RemoteFX.
Check the "Remote Desktop Services" box.
Check the "Remote Desktop Virtualization Host" role service.
Once installed, you will need to restart your Hyper-V server.
The Remote Desktop Services section is available in the Server Manager.
If necessary, create a new virtual machine.
In our case, we will install Windows 8 Enterprise in 64 bits.
Warning : you must select "Generation 1" to be able to add the RemoteFX graphics card later in the settings of your virtual machine.
Select the Windows iso file.