Using Hyper-V Differencing Disks with VDI

On the Virtualization with Hyper-V Technical Resources page, we’ve posted the “Virtual Hard Disk Performance White Paper.” This paper contains information about the performance implications of operations that use a differencing disk with Hyper-V, as well as the pro and cons of using differencing disks. All the information in this document is relevant to using… Read more

Remote Desktop Connection Broker Scalability Testing Results

Summary In our lab tests, we are able to achieve more than 10,000 individual virtual machine (VM) run-time connections over a two-hour period. These tests show the range of scale possible with Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker). Within the connection process, the overall time measured is overwhelmingly determined by the VM start and… Read more

RSS Feeds for Windows Server and Client—Top Solutions Now Available

To make it easier to keep up with current support issues and resolutions, including the Remote Desktop Services workload, RSS feeds have now been created. The Microsoft Product Quality and Online team has released new RSS feeds to get you to the “high impact issues” happening right now that have solutions. These feeds contain the… Read more

Introducing Microsoft RemoteFX USB Redirection: Part 2

RemoteFX USB redirection allows many types of USB devices to be used in the remote VDI session. In addition to the existing high-level device redirection mechanisms in RDP (printers, USB drives, smart cards, PnP devices, audio, etc.), RemoteFX USB redirection allows devices such as scanners, multifunction printers, webcams, and more to be used on the… Read more

The LG Network Monitor: A fantastic addition to the growing list of RemoteFX-enabled devices

Hi, Max Herrmann here again from the Remote Desktop Services team. Back in July, I wrote to you from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C., where we released the public betas of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1. I was telling you then that the partner… Read more