Windows 7 Optimization Guide For Desktop Virtualization

As organizations start to migrate to Windows 7, it is expected many will leverage desktop virtualization to simplify and streamline the migration and ongoing maintenance process. Delivering a Windows 7 system as a virtual desktop requires proper planning and configuration to provide the users with an optimized and functional desktop environment. The Windows 7 optimizations identified within this document are intended to provide a more responsive desktop for the users.
These configurations typically add value by enhancing the user experience and increasing system performance.
For example, some of the changes optimize the user experience by enabling faster logons, reducing unnecessary prompts, and quicker screen updates.
Others optimize performance and increase scalability by reducing unnecessary processor, memory, disk and network usage.
However, certain modifications allow for greater scalability but at the cost of the user experience.
As many organizations will demand a user experience similar to the traditional desktop, care must be taken when applying optimization settings. Many of these settings are identified within the remainder of the document.

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