Application Considerations

Application compatibility

To work properly on a MultiPoint Server system, an application must:

  1. Install and run on Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2

  2. Install on a 64-bit operating system

For more information about known application compatibility issues, see Community Verified Application Compatibility Center for Remote Desktop Services and Windows MultiPoint Server


It is important to verify the licensing requirements for the applications you want to run on MultiPoint Server. Although you are installing a single copy of MultiPoint Server, there are traditionally multiple users, and some applications require per-user licensing. For example, in cases such as using Microsoft Office, a volume license version is required because it is licensed per user rather than per computer.

DirectX support

MultiPoint Server supports Direct3D Acceleration. However, support for DirectDraw Acceleration and AGP Texture Acceleration is not available.

Applications that use DirectX can be resource intensive, and it is recommended that you thoroughly test these applications on your server to ensure that they function as intended.