Checklist: Deploying Microsoft RemoteFX for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

This parent checklist includes cross-reference links to important concepts about the Microsoft® RemoteFX™ Remote Desktop Services design. It also contains links to subordinate checklists that will help you complete the tasks that are required to implement this design.


Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a procedure, return to this topic after you complete the steps in that procedure so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks in this checklist.

Checklist: Deploying Microsoft RemoteFX

To implement USB Redirection perform the tasks for configuring USB Redirection with RemoteFX (optional).

  Task Reference

Review prerequisites for installing the RemoteFX.

 Checklist: RemoteFX Installation Prerequisites

Install the graphics card driver on the RemoteFX server.

 Installing the Graphics Card Driver on the RemoteFX Server

Install RemoteFX.

 Installing RemoteFX

Install the RemoteFX cap driver.

 Installing the RemoteFX Cap Driver

Configure the custom RDP settings for a LAN connection speed.

 Configuring the Custom RDP Settings for a LAN Connection Speed

Install the RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter on the personal virtual desktop.

 Installing the RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter on the Personal Virtual Desktop

Configure USB Redirection with RemoteFX (optional).

 Configuring the Custom RDP Settings for USB Redirection

 Enabling USB Redirection in the Default Domain Group Policy Setting

Configure RemoteFX for an optimal experience.

 Configuring RemoteFX for an Optimal Experience