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I am using a Windows Server 2008 on Rackspace and I need to use some of its Direct3D capabilities (for Microsoft Office extra functionality).

However, I can't because the system reports that I only have a 'Standard VGA adapter' installed.

How should I go about it?

Thanks in advance.

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Is it a VPS or dedicated server? It is possible that the server has no 3D capable adapter installed. – Tero Kilkanen Mar 31 '14 at 9:12
@TeroKilkanen It's a VPS... – kstratis Mar 31 '14 at 9:15

Generally VPS servers don't have 3D capabilities. You have to get a real server and make sure the graphics adapter for it can handle 3D.

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I just need to do something like this: but on rackspace. Plus there is also another server on Microsoft Azure which has acceleration enabled by default. – kstratis Mar 31 '14 at 9:31
You should ask Rackspace if what Hypervisor technology they use, and if there are Windows graphics drivers available for it. – Tero Kilkanen Mar 31 '14 at 9:33

If your server is a physical one then you'll need a specific type of GPU to achieve what you're looking for, specifically an NVidia Grid GPU. This is a PCIe card that provides virtual GPUs to applications running in environments such as Citrix or VMWare/View.

Here's a link.

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