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Activate NVIDIA GRID Capabilities (G3 Instances Only)

To activate the GRID capabilities on G3 instances, such as NVIDIA GRID Virtual Workstation or NVIDIA GRID Virtual Applications, you must define the product type for the driver in the registry and disable the licensing page in the control panel to prevent users from accidentally changing the product type.

To activate GRID features on G3 Windows instances

  1. Run regedit.exe to open the registry editor.

  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\GridLicensing.

  3. Open the context (right-click) menu on the right pane and choose New, DWORD.

  4. For Name, enter FeatureType and then type Enter.

  5. Open the context (right-click) menu on FeatureType and choose Modify.

  6. For Value data, type the appropriate value below for the NVIDIA GRID feature to enable and choose OK.

    • For NVIDIA GRID Virtual Workstation: 2

    • For NVIDIA GRID Virtual Applications: 0

  7. Open the context (right-click) menu on the right pane and choose New, DWORD.

  8. For Name, enter NvCplDisableManageLicensePage and then type Enter.

  9. Open the context (right-click) menu on NvCplDisableManageLicensePage and choose Modify.

  10. For Value data, type 1 and choose OK.

  11. For NVIDIA GRID Virtual Applications only:

    1. Open the context (right-click) menu on the right pane and choose New, DWORD.

    2. For Name, enter IgnoreSP and type Enter.

    3. Open the context (right-click) menu on IgnoreSP and choose Modify.

    4. For Value data, type 1 and choose OK.

  12. Close the registry editor.