You can perform additional steps to optimize Windows 7 and Windows 8 guest operating system performance for remote desktop deployment. All of the steps are optional.
- Perform the guest operating system optimization steps that apply to all Windows operating systems. See Optimize Guest Operating System Performance for All Windows Versions.
- Familiarize yourself with the procedure for disabling the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. See Disable the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program.
- Uninstall Tablet PC Components, unless this feature is needed.
- Disable IPv6, unless it is needed.
- Use the File System Utility (fsutil) command to disable the setting that keeps track of the last time a file was accessed.
For example: fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 1
- Start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and change the TimeOutValue REG_DWORD in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Disk to 0x000000be(190).
- Turn off the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program and disable related tasks from the Task Scheduler.
- Shut down the guest operating system and power off the virtual machine.
- Power on the virtual machine.
What to do next
See Optimizing Windows 7 and Windows 8 for Linked-Clone Virtual Machines for information on disabling certain Windows 7 and Windows 8 services and tasks to reduce the growth of View Composer linked-clone virtual machines. Disabling certain services and tasks can also result in performance benefits for full virtual machines.