You can optimize Windows for either foreground programs or background services by setting performance options. By default, Horizon 7 disables certain performance options for RDS hosts for all supported versions of Windows Server.
|Performance Options Disabled by Horizon 7|
|Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing|
|Show shadows under mouse pointer|
|Show shadows under windows|
|Use drop shadow for icon labels on the desktop|
|Show windows contents while dragging|
The five performance options that are disabled by Horizon 7 correspond to four Horizon 7 settings in the registry. The following table shows the Horizon 7 settings and their default registry values. The registry values are all located in the registry subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Agent\Configuration. You can re-enable the performance options by setting one or more of the Horizon 7 registry values to false.
|Horizon 7 Setting||Registry Value|
|Disable cursor shadow||DisableMouseShadows|
|Disable full window drag||DisableFullWindowDrag|
|Disable ListView shadow||DisableListViewShadow|
|Disable Window Animation||DisableWindowAnimation|