Does RDP require a graphics card?

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Blainelewis - Mar 14, 2010 at 11:14 PM
BradMcKinley Posts 7 Registration date Tuesday April 20, 2010 Status Member Last seen April 27, 2010 - Apr 27, 2010 at 02:14 PM
Hello,

I have a windows XP machine running as a home server. I configure it remotely from a high end computer running windows 7. Recently I recieved a new monitor and would like to run it and two others on my windows 7 machine, however my graphics card only has two ports. Would I be able remove the card from my XP machine and put it into my windows 7 machine and continue to run it remotely, or does RDP require a graphics card?

Thank you,
Blaine Lewis

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BradMcKinley Posts 7 Registration date Tuesday April 20, 2010 Status Member Last seen April 27, 2010 1
Apr 27, 2010 at 02:14 PM
If you mean add-on graphics card (replacing onboard video) then no. RDP is fully driven by a virtualized session that can send you TCP packets that include video simulation data.

You might have a difficult time booting a machine with no graphics card, though.
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