Tag Archives: optimisation

Windows 7 – Optimise Visual Effects for all New User Profiles

Optimisation Type [explain] : user experience (↓↑) / resource optimisation (↑) / functionality (-) / administration (-) this is my 3rd post about Visual Effects optimisation. It must seem I have some obsession about this. Kind of!! As I haven’t found a completely reliable source of information on how to do this. In the land of… Read More »

Why sometimes I am prompted to reboot my virtual desktop immediately on login?

Optimisation Type [explain] : user experience (↑) / resource optimisation (-) / functionality (-) / administration (↑) Have you or your users been greeted with the “You must restart your computer to apply these changes” dialogue box every so often upon login to a virtual desktop? If you choose to ignore it and click “Restart later”,… Read More »

Server Power Management & Virtual Desktop Performance

Optimisation Type [explain] : user experience (↑) / resource optimisation (↑) / functionality (-) / administration (-) In the recent weeks, I’ve personally come across more than a few complaints of performance issue on VDI. The complaint are typically the same, poor user experience. After some troubleshooting, they all point to the same thing, Power Management… Read More »

Virtual Desktop Optimisation – Enforcing Windows Visual Effects

Optimisation Type [explain] : user experience (↓↑) / resource optimisation (↑) / functionality (-) / administration (-) Most people may not realise, but the Windows Visual Effects settings can have a direct impact to the user experience. Ok, that sounds a little too obvious, but it’s more than just turn on and off “eye candies” and… Read More »

Virtual Desktop Optimisation Categories Explained

In my series of posts pertaining to virtual desktop optimisation, I will add a heading to each post to indicate the area which the settings change will impact. I have classified them into 4 categories. User Experience Resource Optimisation Functionality Administration Next to each area I will indicate the impact one would expect with the set… Read More »

Virtual Desktop Optimisation – Disabling Device Hotplug

Optimisation Type [explain] : user experience (-) / resource optimisation (-) / functionality (-) / administration (↑) I have seen situations where virtual desktops oddly lose network connectivity. After some investigation, it was found that the NIC for the virtual desktop had disappeared. The root cause was determined to be an accidental eject of the virtual… Read More »