I recently set up a development environment within our windows compute cluster for CUDA.
I was lucky that the NVIDIA TCC driver went out before my test so I could do them comfortably via RDP.
The basic problems where:
No mixing of NVIDIA and AMD cards in the same server (you probably know that, I didn’t).
Still after setting all up and setting the card to TCC mode via nvidia-smi the device query did not manage to communicate with the card.
Finally a missing DLL turned out to be the problem. Installing the Desktop experience feature of Win2008 adds linkinfo.dll and enables device query and development.
Read the whole story on my blog here