I have created a test VDI lab built on 2012 R2, and am trying to test two things;
- vGPU on VDI VMs to improve performance of media content on the VM and reduce CPU load on the virtualisation host
- Enable RemoteFX USB redirection
As far as vGPU goes, I have it configured, and I can see that the GPU on the host is being used when playing back a video in the VM, but performance is poor. This is likely down to the low spec of the VM and slow storage etc. etc. being bottlenecks.
The main issue I am having, is getting USB redirection to work. On my Windows 10 workstation, I have enabled the local policy to allow redirection for admins and users, and can now see the RemoteFX devices section under local resources in the RDP client.
When I connect to any remote machine however, be it a Windows 10 VDI desktop through the collection or directly, or any 2012 R2 server, the icon for redirected devices does not appear, and the Microsoft LifeCam and Headsets I have attached are not redirected.
Is there some specific combindation of what I am connecting from and to for this to work, as my understanding was that these supported devices should redirect to at least a 2012 R2 server?