but I am not using Azure VMs but local Renderblade servers from Dell with Win10 The latest and legacy Redists are installed. I have the feeling that aerender wants a physical GPU since the new versions. Could that be possible? I mean, it would suck, but it would be at least a explaination. If so, maybe a command flag like -nogpu could help to tell aerender.exe not to search for GPU related stuff at startup.
I would be very happy if some would consider it somehow important. The current workaround is to use an earlier version of afx, but that cannot last forever. Many thanks Andreas