Interesting post by Brian Madden about RemoteFX on Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services). We've been hearing about RemoteFX for some time now. In most cases it was all about Windows 7 VM's running on a Hyper-V environment in scenarios where VDI was used. Brian Madden shines a light on RemoteFX in combination with Remote Desktop Session Hosts. Some Snippets below.
For the full article see here: Can you connect to a Terminal Server via RemoteFX? Yes!
"...On the plus side, Microsoft has announced that certain partners will eventually release host-side hardware-based RemoteFX encoder cards that will offload the RemoteFX encoding. Those cards will work with both RemoteFX for Win7 VDI VMs on Hyper-V and Terminal Servers with no GPUs. Microsoft isn't talking about those cards too much today, but we can assume that they'll both lower the overall CPU load and provide a better overall user experience..."
"...In case you're wondering, the unofficial reason that RemoteFX will work with a Terminal Server natively is actually related to Microsoft MultiPoint Server. The story is that in order to get the ASIC-based MultiPoint thin client cost point as low as possible, Microsoft had to enable RemoteFX for Terminal Server. (MultiPoint is based on Terminal Server.)..."