Windows Internet Explorer uses the Microsoft Feeds Synchronization task to update RSS feeds in users' Web browsers. Disabling this task avoids some I/O operations to the file system and can reduce the growth of an instant clone's or a linked clone's virtual disk.


  1. In vSphere Client, select the golden image virtual machine and select Open Console.
  2. Log in as an administrator.
  3. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options.
  4. Click the Content tab.
  5. Under Feeds and Web Slices, click Settings.
  6. Deselect Automatically check feeds and Web Slices for updates and click OK.
  7. In the Internet Properties dialog, click OK.