Windows & Interoperability: Windows Server 2008 R2 Gets First Service Pack

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2011-04-01 Print this article Print


RemoteFX enables enhanced graphics and USB direction for end user Remote Desktop connections that run Windows 7 with SP1.
Better graphics support, USB redirection, reduced network bandwidth when working with graphics-rich applications and more flexible memory usage are all included in the first service pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is of special interest to IT desktop managers who have strategic, high-performance desktop virtualization projects on the drawing board, as well as system managers who are looking to improve existing virtual server density in the data center. In the following slideshow, I go through some of the configuration details for using RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory, both new features in the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 was released late February and is offered as a no-charge download from Microsoft.
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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