Configuring RemoteFX on Windows Server 2012 R2

In this guide, we will show how to setup and configure RemoteFX for a Hyper-V host running Windows Server 2012 R2. The host is used for testing and development purposes, it is not member of a domain.

Especially we are interested to have a synthesized DirectX 11 capable graphics adapter in our virtual machines. This is known as the RemoteFX vGPU feature.

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Enabling Remote Management of SQL Server Integration Services

We want to manage a remote instance of SQL Server Integration Services using SQL Server Management Studio. Here, SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio is installed on a notebook running Windows 7. The SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services are installed in a virtual machine running Windows Server 2008 R2. (The virtual machine is hosted by Hyper-V.)

Using SQL Server Management Studio on the notebook, we try to connect to the Integration Services on the server. The connection will fail. The error message is:

Cannot connect to <server name>.

Failed to retrieve data for this request. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc) Connecting to the Integration Services service on the computer "<server name>" failed with the following error: “Access is denied.”

This error occurs when the computer has not been configured to allow remote connections through DCOM, or the user does not have permission to access the SQL Server Integration Services service through DCOM.

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Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Installation Guide

This guide describes installing Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 on a development workstation.

Typical benefits are:

  • Providing a runtime environment for web parts development.
  • Preparing a BizTalk Server 2004 installation. Some features of BizTalk Server require Windows SharePoint Services.

To avoid conflicts with existing web applications, we choose a non-intrusive approach here:

  • Windows SharePoint Services should work with an existing (local) SQL Server 2005 instance. Any edition of SQL Server 2005 (including the SQL Server 2005 Express Edition) is appropriate.
  • No existing web site should be extended by Windows SharePoint Services. A new web site will be created to be extended by Windows SharePoint Services.
  • The new SharePoint extended web site should be associated with a separate application pool.

Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 is an add-on for Windows Server 2003. So, Windows Server 2003 is required!

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