Like I said, the regular remote desktop function works well, and is indeed quite fast. The slow performance seems to be strictly restricted to the virtual desktop function. Anyway, I appreciate your comments. Thanks for trying.
Thanks Bilbotine. So, I installed the Workstation trial version, and that indeed allowed me to create a virtual desktop as I remembered. However, I vividly remember the virtual desktop being blazing fast back when it was part of the free version, many years ago. There seems to be a very notable decrease in performance between the virtual desktop and the remote desktop features. Why do you suppose that would be? The workstation I’m logging into is super fast with a high end NVIDIA card, so I know it’s not for lack of hardware features. Is there something I can do in the configuration to speed up the performance of a virtual desktop connection? Maybe the trial version is purposefully slowed down?