please check your Win7 service pack and if you don't have it yet, please update to SP1 as I've known and checked Sp1 is the latest one for Win7. With this service pack your DirectX will updated as well which responses for the drawing.
If the drawing is not successful after the update please write down the parameters of the machine what you try to use via Remote desktop. Is it a virtual machine or a physical one?
Please also check your DirectX settings via DirectX Diagnostic tool what is a built in windows software. After run the tool you can check the DirectX Features on the Display tab. The DirectDraw and the Direct3D Acceleration have to be in Enabled status.