How to configure Parallels Remote Application Server Client for better performance and confirm that RemoteFX is used in a session

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The following information outlines how to configure the Parallels RDP Client to provide the best experience possible. This article also includes information collected from multiple Microsoft resources on how to confirm that the users' sessions are using Remote FX.

Client-side settings required for RemoteFX connectivity

The following settings ensure that the RDP Client provides the best possible experience to users:

How to determine that RemoteFX is being used

For Session-Based RDS deployments:

For VM-Based RDS deployments:

High quality RemoteFX

Using this option will increase the session quality, but may also lower performance (especially if used on non-GPU accelerated deployments). To use high quality RemoteFX, configure the group policy settings as follows (using gpedit.msc with administrator credentials).

Node: Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Remote Session Environment


Set Optimize visual experience when using RemoteFX to Enabled. Screen capture rate (frames per second) should be set to Highest (best quality). Screen Image quality should be set to Highest (best quality).

Note: You may need to restart the RemoteFX server.

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