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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition by Jason Ventresco

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Windows OS optimizations

A default installation of Microsoft Windows contains a number of configuration settings, components, and scheduled tasks that may not be required or are not desirable in a Horizon environment. This section will detail these settings, and provide instructions on how to make the recommended changes.

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A team of VMware engineers have created a tool that can be used to automatically apply (or remove) a number of different Windows desktop and server OS optimizations. The VMware OS Optimization Tool (https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vmware-os-optimization-tool). This tool may be used to perform many of the optimizations detailed throughout the rest of this chapter, as well as additional ones not listed.

Many of these optimizations ...

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