In my lab, I utilize numerous computers from my desk. This means, one set of monitors, one keyboard and one mouse. Having as many machines, as I do, both physical and virtual, pretty much requires me to use RDC to connect to all of my servers. I recently upgraded the machine my input devices are connected to, to Windows 7, and all of my lab hardware, to Windows Server 2008 R2. I wanted to be able to remote in, and still use the Aero Glass features. Unfortunately, this isn’t as straightforward as it was with Server 2008, non R2 and Vista. You previously just had to enable the Desktop Experience feature. Now, you have to add an additional role. If you want to set it up, read the following blog post. This set me straight, after some serious fiddling.

http://blogs.msdn.com/rds/archive/2009/06/23/aero-glass-remoting-in-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx