I have created a google compute engine (GCE) VM, and regardless of the OS selected (Windows Server 2012, 2016, etc.) there is no virtual display driver that is installed.

I don't know if this is by design, or a consequence of the hyper-visor they are using, but some applications seem to require a display driver to bind to in order to load or connect. One example is Teamviewer, VNC, or Chrome Remote Desktop for remote access. It just displays a blank screen on the client side.

I'm wondering if anyone else has had this issue, and whether there is a driver that can be installed by the user to resolve this.

  • Accoring to the link here [Quickstart Using a Windows VM ](cloud.google.com/compute/docs/quickstart-windows) you should be able to connect using RDP. – John K. N. Nov 21 '16 at 8:28
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    GPU features are in the road map for 2017. Ideally you would access your VM via RDP but if you need to install a non-native access some options like Radmin and LogmeIn are mentioned here – Carlos Dec 19 '16 at 18:44

Just and update, GPU features are already available in beta.

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