Automated Image Optimization settings and defaults

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UWP application packages

Option Name

Package Name

Microsoft 3D Builder

Microsoft.3DBuilder

Microsoft Bing Weather

Microsoft.BingWeather

Microsoft App Installer

Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller

Microsoft Get Help

Microsoft.GetHelp

 Microsoft Tips

Microsoft.Getstarted

 Microsoft HEIF Image Extensions

Microsoft.HEIFImageExtension

 Microsoft Messaging

Microsoft.Messaging

 Microsoft Mixed Reality Viewer

Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer

 Microsoft My Office

Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub

 Microsoft Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection

 Microsoft Microsoft Sticky Notes

Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes

 Microsoft Mixed Reality Portal

Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal

 Microsoft Paint 3D

Microsoft.MSPaint

 Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft.Office.OneNote

 Microsoft Paid Wi-Fi & Cellular

Microsoft.OneConnect

 Microsoft People

Microsoft.People

 Microsoft Print 3D

Microsoft.Print3D

 Microsoft Snip & Sketch

Microsoft.ScreenSketch

 Microsoft Skype

Microsoft.SkypeApp

 Microsoft Store Purchase App

Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp

 Microsoft VP9 Video Extensions

Microsoft.VP9VideoExtensions

 Microsoft Pay

Microsoft.Wallet

 Microsoft Web Media Extensions

Microsoft.WebMediaExtensions

 Microsoft Webp Image Extension

Microsoft.WebpImageExtension

 Microsoft Photos

Microsoft.Windows.Photos

 Windows Alarms & Clock

Microsoft.WindowsAlarms

 Windows Calculator

Microsoft.WindowsCalculator

 Windows Camera

Microsoft.WindowsCamera

 Windows Mail and Calendar

microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps

 Microsoft Feedback Hub

Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub

 Microsoft Windows Maps

Microsoft.WindowsMaps

 Windows Voice Recorder

Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder

 Microsoft Store

Microsoft.WindowsStore

 Microsoft Xbox TCUI

Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI

 Microsoft Xbox

Microsoft.XboxApp

 Microsoft Xbox Game Bar

Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay

 Microsoft Xbox Gaming Overlay

Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay

 Microsoft Xbox Identity Provider

Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider

 Microsoft Xbox Speech To Text Overlay

Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay

 Microsoft Your Phone

Microsoft.YourPhone

 Microsoft Groove Music

Microsoft.ZuneMusic

 Microsoft Movies & TV

Microsoft.ZuneVideo

 

 

 

Windows Defender ATP

Optimization

Complete list (bold = automatic)

Default RDSH

Default VDI

Description

Comment

Windows Defender ATP

  1. Turn off completely
  2. Turn on but
    • Disable real-time scanning
    • Exclude processes \ folders

Option 2 with RAS logs exclusion + process list exclusion (see below the table) + Disable real-time scanning

Option 2 with RAS logs exclusion + process list exclusion (see below the table) + Disable real-time scanning

By default we rely on Windows Defender with exclusions and disabled real-time scanning

Possible values

  • ON/OFF
  • ON/OFF
  • Lists

 

Excluded process

csrss.exe

winlogon.exe

rdpclip.exe

rdpinit.exe

rdpshell.exe

dwm.exe

vmtoolsd.exe

cftmon.exe

unsecapp.exe

taskhost.exe

searchprotocolhost.exe

memshell.exe

memshell64.exe

2xdevredir.exe

scardhooker.exe

scardhooker64.exe

tstheme.exe

userinit.exe

mscorsvw.exe

ngen.exe

ngentask.exe

wmiprvse.exe

dllhost.exe

svchost.exe

servermanager.exe

logonui.exe

sppextcomobj.exe

sppsvc.exe

taskeng.exe

taskhostex.exe

conhost.exe

rundll32.exe

tzsync.exe

defrag.exe

mrt.exe

mcbuilder.exe

aitagent.exe

wsqmcons.exe

wlrmdr.exe

w3wp.exe

spoolsv.exe

smss.exe

wininit.exe

lsass.exe

msdtc.exe

wuauclt.exe

tlsbln.exe

vssvc.exe

wmiadap.exe

splwow64.exe

googleupdate.exe

 

 

 

 

Windows Components

Option name

Default RDSH

Default VDI

Description

Xps-Foundation  component

X

X

  • XPS Services: This enables printing to XPS documents. Microsoft created this document format with Windows Vista and it never took off, so you’re better off printing to PDF instead. Turn off this feature and the XPS printer will vanish from your list of installed printers (though you can also just right-click the XPS Printer in the Devices & Printers window and select “Remove Device”).
  • XPS Viewer: This application allows you to view XPS documents.

SearchEngine component

X

X

Removes Windows component SearchEngine-Client-Package (Search/Indexing). Only if WSearch service is set to disabled. Disables Search/Indexing permanently.

SMB Direct component

   

Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) support for the SMB 3.x file sharing protocol

SMB 1.0/CIFS File sharing support component

X

X

Support for the SMB 1.0/CIFS File sharing support protocol, and the Computer Browser protocol. This feature enables the sharing of files and printers with computers running older versions of Windows, ranging from Windows NT 4.0 up to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 R2. The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol may be used by other operating systems like Linux or macOS to communicate with Windows devices. If that is the case in your network, it is safer not to disable it.

Media Playback and Windows Media Player

X

X

Control media features such as Windows Media Player.

Windows PowerShell 2.0 component

   

Adds or removes Windows PowerShell 2.0 engine.

Internet Explorer 11 component

   

Find and display information and Web sites on the Internet. If you don’t need Microsoft’s legacy web browser, you can disable access to Internet Explorer entirely.

Microsoft Print to PDF component

   

Provides binaries on the system for creating the Microsoft Print to PDF Queue.  The feature adds an option to Windows to print any document to PDF. This is a virtual printer service that you can use to create PDF documents on Windows. Turn off, unless you require the functionality.

Microsoft XPS Document Writer component

X

X

Provides binaries on the system for creating the XPS Document Writer Queue. The feature adds an option to Windows to print any document to XPS. This is a virtual printer service that you can use to create XPS documents on Windows. Turn off, unless you require the functionality.

WorkFolders component

   

Allows file synchronization with a configured filer server.

Remote Differential Compression component

X

X

Remote Differential Compression (RDC) is a client–server synchronization algorithm that allows the contents of two files to be synchronized by communicating only the differences between them. It was introduced with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, is included with later Windows client and server operating systems, but by 2019 is not being developed and is not used by any Microsoft product.

Windows Fax and Scan component 

   

Enabling this feature on your Windows computer will allow you to use Fax or Scan devices that connected to your PC. If you don’t use any of these devices, just turn off this feature.

.NET Framework 4.5 Advanced Services

   

.NET Framework 4.5 Advanced Services: They’re only necessary to run applications written for this versions of .NET. Windows will automatically install them if an application requires them.

Tcp Port Sharing 

   

Tcp Port Sharing Service (NetTcpPortSharing) provides the ability for multiple user processes to share TCP ports over the net. tcp protocol. This service allows a net. tcp port to be shared and secured, similar to how HTTP traffic uses port 80.

Printing Foundation Features

   

Remove feature if remote users don't print at all.

Internet Printing Client

   

The Internet Printing Client feature enables users to connect and print to printers on the local network or over the Internet by using Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). You can use the Internet Printing Client and IPP to connect to the shared printer using a Web browser (if the print server has the Internet Printing role service installed). 

 .NET Framework 3.x

   

.NET framework adds support for 3rd party .NET3.x apps. If this Feature on Demand is not installed, .NET3.x apps won't work.

Microsoft Windows NetFx4

   

.NET framework adds support for 3rd party .NET4.x apps. If this feature is not installed, .NET4.x apps won't work.

Microsoft Windows Client EmbeddedExp

   

You can use the settings in Microsoft-Windows-Embedded-BootExp to suppress OS elements that appear when the device starts or resumes, or you can suppress the crash screen when the OS encounters an error that it cannot recover from.

Unbranded boot can also be configured at runtime.

Microsoft Windows NetFx3 WCF

   

.NET framework 3.x Windows Communication Foundation

WCF-Service 

 

X

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a framework for building service-oriented applications.

Microsoft Windows NetFx4 WCF

   

.NET framework 4.x Windows Communication Foundation

 

 

 

Windows Services

Menu name

Default RDSH

Default VDI

Description

AllJoyn Router Service

X

X

Routes AllJoyn messages for the local AllJoyn clients. If this service is stopped the AllJoyn clients that do not have their own bundled routers will be unable to run.

Windows 10 only.

Application Layer Gateway Service

X

X

The Application Layer Gateway service in Microsoft Windows provides support for third-party plugins that allow network protocols to pass through the Windows Firewall and work behind it and Internet Connection Sharing.

BitLocker Drive Encryption Service

NA

X

BDESVC hosts the BitLocker Drive Encryption service. BitLocker Drive Encryption provides secure startup for the operating system, as well as full volume encryption for OS, fixed or removable volumes. This service allows BitLocker to prompt users for various actions related to their volumes when mounted, and unlocks volumes automatically without user interaction. Additionally, it stores recovery information to Active Directory, if available, and, if necessary, ensures the most recent recovery certificates are used. Stopping or disabling the service would prevent users from leveraging this functionality.

Bluetooth Audio Gateway Service

X

X

Bluetooth Audio Gateway Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Bluetooth Audio Gateway Service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Bluetooth Audio Gateway Service fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the BTAGService service has failed to start due to the error.

AVCTP service

X

X

This is Audio Video Control Transport Protocol service. Disable it if you do not use Bluetooth Audio Device or Wireless Headphones.

Offline Files

X

X

The Offline Files service performs maintenance activities on the Offline Files cache, responds to user logon and logoff events, implements the internals of the public API, and dispatches interesting events to those interested in Offline Files activities and changes in cache state.

Wired LAN Config

X

X

The Wired AutoConfig (DOT3SVC) service is responsible for performing IEEE 802.1X authentication on Ethernet interfaces. If your current wired network deployment enforces 802.1X authentication, the DOT3SVC service should be configured to run for establishing Layer 2 connectivity and/or providing access to network resources. Wired networks that do not enforce 802.1X authentication are unaffected by the DOT3SVC service.

 

 

 

 

Diagnostic System Host

X

X

The Diagnostic System Host is used by the Diagnostic Policy Service to host diagnostics that need to run in a Local System context. If this service is stopped, any diagnostics that depend on it will no longer function.

Connected User Experiences and Telemetry

X

X

Disables Feedback, Telemetry and Data Collection

Encrypting File System (EFS)

X

X

The Encrypting File System (EFS) on Microsoft Windows is a feature introduced in version 3.0 of NTFS[1] that provides filesystem-level encryption. The technology enables files to be transparently encrypted to protect confidential data from attackers with physical access to the computer.

Function Discovery Resource Publication

X

X

Delayed start as MS recommends

Downloaded Maps Manager

X

X

Disable it if you do not use BitLocker storage encryption.

SSDP Discovery

X

X

The Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) is a network protocol based on the Internet protocol suite for advertisement and discovery of network services and presence information. It accomplishes this without assistance of server-based configuration mechanisms, such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or Domain Name System (DNS), and without special static configuration of a network host. SSDP is the basis of the discovery protocol of Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and is intended for use in residential or small office environments.

Sensor Monitoring

X

X

Monitors various sensors in order to expose data and adapt to system and user state. If this service is stopped or disabled, the display brightness will not adapt to lighting conditions. Stopping this service may affect other system functionality and features as well.

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

X

X

Depends on Application Layer Gateway Service. An old service that can be disabled

Shell Hardware Detection

X

X

The Shell Hardware Detection (ShellHWDetection) service monitors and provides notification for AutoPlay hardware events. AutoPlay is a feature that detects content such as pictures, music, or video files on a removable storage device.

Storage Service

X

X

Provides enabling services for storage settings and external storage expansion

Disable Windows Superfetch

X

X

Superfetch maintains and improves system performance over time. Superfetch sits quietly in the background, constantly analyzing RAM usage patterns and learning what kinds of apps you run most often. Over time, Superfetch marks these apps as “frequently used” and preloads them into RAM ahead of time.

Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service

X

X

Disable if you do not have a touch device

Telephony Service

X

X

The TAPI server (TAPISRV) is the central repository of telephony data on a user computer. This service process tracks local and remote telephony resources, applications registered to handle Assisted Telephony requests, and pending asynchronous functions, and it also enables a consistent interface with telephony service providers (TSPs). For more information and a diagram that illustrates the relationship of the TAPI Server to other components and an overview of their roles, see Microsoft Telephony Programming Model.

Disable Themes Service

X

X

Provides user experience theme management.

Windows Media Player Network Sharing

X

X

Shares Windows Media Player libraries to other networked players and media devices using Universal Plug and Play.

Windows Biometric Service

X

X

The Windows Biometric Service manages all biometric devices, such as a fingerprint or face scanner, that works with Windows Hello.

The Windows biometric service gives client applications the ability to capture, compare, manipulate, and store biometric data without gaining direct access to any biometric hardware or samples. The service is hosted in a privileged SVCHOST process.

Diagnostic Policy Service

X

X

The Diagnostic Policy Service enables problem detection, troubleshooting and resolution for Windows components on your Windows operating system. If this service is not running, diagnostics will no longer function.

Windows Error Reporting

X

X

Disable if you don’t want to save or send error reports

Bluetooth Support Service 

X

X

Disable it if you do not use any Bluetooth device

Function Discovery Provider Host

X

X

Delayed start as MS recommends

GeoLocation Service

X

X

The device location setting enables certain Windows features such as auto-setting the time zone or Find my device to function properly. When the device location setting is enabled, the Microsoft location service will use a combination of global positioning service (GPS), nearby wireless access points, cell towers, and your IP address to determine your device’s location. Depending on the capabilities of your device, your device’s location can be determined with varying degrees of accuracy and may in some cases be determined precisely.

UPnP Device Host

X

X

Allows UPnP devices to be hosted on your computer. If this service is stopped, any hosted UPnP devices will stop functioning and no additional hosted devices can be added. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Block Level Backup Engine Service

X

X

Block Level Backup Engine Service  is used by Windows Backup to perform backup and recovery operations. If this service is stopped by a user, it may cause the currently running backup or recovery operation to fail.

Windows Insider Service

X

X

Disable it if you are not a part of the Windows Insider Program.

Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant

X

X

Enables user sign-in through Microsoft account identity services. If this service is stopped, users will not be able to logon to the computer with their Microsoft account.

Windows Search

X

X

Provides content indexing, property caching, and search results for files, e-mail, and other content.

Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 

   

BITS facilitates asynchronous, prioritised, and throttled transfer of files between machines using idle network bandwidth. It is most commonly used by recent versions of Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and System Center Configuration Manager to deliver software updates to clients, Microsoft's anti-virus scanner Microsoft Security Essentials (a later version of Windows Defender) to fetch signature updates, and is also used by Microsoft's instant messaging products to transfer files.

Interactive Services Detection

NA

X

Enables user notification of user input for interactive services, which enables access to dialogs created by interactive services when they appear. If this service is stopped, notifications of new interactive service dialogs will no longer function and there may no longer be access to interactive service dialogs. If this service is disabled, both notifications of and access to new interactive service dialogs will no longer function.  

Retail Demo Service Xbox

NA

X

Showcase your new devices on the retail sales floor with a rich, engaging experience with the Windows Retail Demo Experience (RDX).

Live Auth Manager Xbox

NA

X

Services interacting with Xbox Live.  

Xbox Live Networking Service

NA

X

Services interacting with Xbox Live.  

Xbox Accessory Management Service

NA

X

Services interacting with Xbox Live. 

Xbox Live Game Save

NA

X

Services interacting with Xbox Live.  

Fax

NA

X

Enables you to send and receive faxes, utilizing fax resources available on your computer or on the network.

Windows Mobile Hotspot Service

 

X

Provides the ability to share a cellular data connection with another device. Windows 10 only

WWAN AutoConfig

NA

X

This service manages mobile broadband (GSM & CDMA) data card/embedded module adapters and connections by auto-configuring the networks. It is strongly recommended that this service be kept running for best user experience of mobile broadband devices.

Windows Update

 

X

Enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of your computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Update Agent (WUA) API.

WLAN AutoConfig

NA

X

The WLANSVC service provides the logic required to configure, discover, connect to, and disconnect from a wireless local area network (WLAN) as defined by IEEE 802.11 standards. It also contains the logic to turn your computer into a software access point so that other devices or computers can connect to your computer wirelessly using a WLAN adapter that can support this. Stopping or disabling the WLANSVC service will make all WLAN adapters on your computer inaccessible from the Windows networking UI. It is strongly recommended that you have the WLANSVC service running if your computer has a WLAN adapter.

Parental Controls

NA

X

Disables Parental Control feature which is not used in a VDI environment. 

Optimize drives

 

X

Helps the computer run more efficiently by optimizing files on storage drives.

Volumetric Audio Compositor Service

NA

X

Hosts spatial analysis for Mixed Reality audio simulation.

Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar

NA

X

WCNCSVC hosts the Windows Connect Now Configuration, which is Microsoft's Implementation of Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) protocol. This is used to configure Wireless LAN settings for an Access Point (AP) or a Wireless Device. The service is started programmatically as needed.

Data Usage Service

NA

X

Network data usage, data limit, restrict background data, metered networks.

BranchCache

NA

X

This service caches network content from peers on the local subnet.

File History Service

NA

X

Disable it if you never use Windows Backup or System Restore

Service Infrared monitor service

NA

X

Disable it if you never use File transfer via infrared devices.

Microsoft Store Install Service

N/A

 

Provides infrastructure support for the Microsoft Store. This service is started on demand and if disabled then installations will not function properly.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

 

 

 

Windows Scheduled Tasks

 

Name

Type

Location

Default RDSH

Default VDI

Application Experience

Folder

\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\

X

X

BitLocker

Folder

\Microsoft\Windows\BitLocker\

X

X

UninstallDeviceTask

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\Bluetooth\

X

X

Chkdsk

Folder

\Microsoft\Windows\Chkdsk\

   

Customer Experience Improvement Program

Folder

\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\

   

ScheduledDefrag

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\Defrag\

X

X

Diagnosis

Folder

\Microsoft\Windows\Diagnosis\

   

DiskDiagnostic

Folder

\Microsoft\Windows\DiskDiagnostic\

   

Siuf

Fodler

\Microsoft\Windows\Feedback\Siuf\

   

Maps

Folder

\Microsoft\Windows\Maps\

   

MNO Metadata Parser

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\Mobile Broadband Accounts\

X

X

GatherNetworkInfo

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\

X

X

Speech

 

\Microsoft\Windows\Speech\

   

Sysmain

Folder

\Microsoft\Windows\Sysmain\

X

X

SR

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\SystemRestore\

X

X

Tpm-HASCertRetr

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\TPM\

X

X

Tpm-Maintenance

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\TPM\

X

X

Windows Defender

Folder

\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\

X

X

QueueReporting

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\

X

X

UpdateLibrary

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing\

X

X

Scheduled Start

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\

X

X

sihpostreboot

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\

X

X

CDSSync

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\WlanSvc\

X

X

NotificationTask

Task

\Microsoft\Windows\WwanSvc\

X

X

XblGameSaveTask

Task

\Microsoft\XblGameSave\

X

X

Office

Folder

\Microsoft\Office\

X

X

DirectX

Folder

Microsoft\OneCore\

X

X

 

 

 

Windows advanced options

Menu name

Default RDSH

Default VDI

Description

Disable Hibernate

X

X

Hibernate is a power saving state designed primarily for laptops. It is not used in a VDI environment.

Disable  Telemetry collection

X

X

By configuring this setting, you're not stopping people from changing their Telemetry Settings; however, you are stopping them from choosing a higher level than you've set for the organization.

By default, the level is Security (0). Sends only a minimal amount of data to Microsoft, required to help keep Windows secure. Windows security components, such as the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) and Windows Defender may send data to Microsoft at this level, if enabled.

Disable System Restore

X

X

System Restore provides rollback capability that usually is not used in a VDI environment. Disabling system restore saves space.

Disable error reporting to send additional data

X

X

Error reporting services leveraged by Applications when they crash to send reports to Microsoft. If you need to use Windows Error Reporting within VDI consider you can send less data. 

Disable Tiles

X

X

Live tiles is a good feature of Windows 8/8.1/10 but it consumes Internet bandwidth to update previews and notifications. Also many times this feature may disturb users when they are looking for something on Start Screen and suddenly a live tile changes its preview for social updates, etc.

Disable Cortana digital assistant 

X

X

Cortana is a cloud-based digital assistant that works across your devices and other Microsoft services. Depending on the capabilities of your device and the version of Cortana you’re using, Cortana can provide a range of features, some of which are personalized.

 

Turn off Microsoft consumer experience

X

X

This setting allows IT admins to turn off experiences that are typically for consumers only, such as Start suggestions, Membership notifications, Post-OOBE app install and redirect tiles.

Do not show Windows tips

X

X

By default, Windows 10 will occasionally show you notifications for helpful tips about using Windows 10.
While some tips can be helpful, some suggestions may include advertising. You may not wish to see these notifications. Some people have also reported that they have sometimes experienced high CPU and memory usage caused by these tips notifications.

Remove Common program groups from the Start Menu 

X

X

When a new user account is created, Windows uses the folder C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs as the template for its Start menu, adding the shortcuts stored in that folder to the user's personal profile.

If you exclude shortcuts stored in the common user profile, a new user registered in your Windows 10 operating system will see only the Start menu shortcut from his or her personal profile folder.

Partial Start Menu layout

   

The easiest method for creating a customized Start layout to apply to other Windows 10 devices is to set up the Start screen on a test computer and then export the layout.
After you export the layout, decide whether you want to apply a full Start layout or a partial Start layout.
When a partial Start layout is applied, the contents of the specified tile groups cannot be changed, but users can move those groups, and can also create and customize their own groups.

 

 

 

Network performance

Component name

Default RDSH

Default VDI

Description

FileInfoCacheEntriesMax

 

32768

1024

Applies to Windows 10. The default is 64, with a valid range of 1 to 65536. This value is used to determine the amount of file metadata that can be cached by the client. Increasing the value can reduce network traffic and increase performance when many files are accessed. Try increasing this value to 1024.

DirectoryCacheEntriesMax

4096

1024

Applies to Windows 10. The default is 16, with a valid range of 1 to 4096. This value is used to determine the amount of directory information that can be cached by the client. Increasing the value can reduce network traffic and increase performance when large directories are accessed. Consider increasing this value to 1024.

FileNotFoundCacheEntriesMax

32768

2048

Applies to Windows 10. The default is 128, with a valid range of 1 to 65536. This value is used to determine the amount of file name information that can be cached by the client. Increasing the value can reduce network traffic and increase performance when many file names are accessed. Consider increasing this value to 2048.

DormantFileLimit

256

256

Applies to Windows 10. The default is 1023. This parameter specifies the maximum number of files that should be left open on a shared resource after the application has closed the file. Where many thousands of clients are connecting to SMB servers, consider reducing this value to 256.

DisableTaskOffload

X

X

Disable task offloading for the TCP/IP protocol:

0 - enables all of the task offloads.   

1 - Disables the entire task offload from the TCP/IP transport.

Disable IPv6 Components

X

X

Applies to Windows 10.

Disable IPv6 to IPv4

X

X

Applies to Windows 10.

Disables isatap for IPv6

X

X

Applies to Windows 10.

 

 

 

 

 

Registry

 

Menu name

Default RDSH

Default VDI

Description

Increase service startup timeouts

(milliseconds), 18000

(milliseconds), 18000

The service control manager waits for the time that is specified by the ServicesPipeTimeout entry before logging event 7000 or 7011. Services that depend on the Windows Trace Session Manager service may require more than 60 seconds to start. Therefore, increase the ServicesPipeTimeout value appropriately to give all the dependent services enough time to start.

Increase Disk I/O Timeout 

(seconds), 200

(seconds), 200

This issue occurs when the responses from the storage array take longer than the guest VM OS expects to wait. The default disk timeout period in Windows is short to handle the longer delays that can occur in a SAN, NFS, or iSCSI environment, and a blue screen error is the result of exceeding this timeout.

 

 

 

Visual effects

 

Menu name

Default RDSH

Default VDI

Description

Visual effects

(3)  Custom

(3)  Custom

System Properties  → Advanced tab → Performance options → Visual effects

0 - system managed (default)

1 - best appearance (VDI desktops or LAN RDSH)

2 - best performance (RDSH - WAN links and high latency)

3 - custom

Animate controls and elements inside windows

   

It allows Windows to animate buttons, scrollbars, taskbar icons and popup windows, start button, copy dialog, and more.

Some examples of controls and elements animation are:

  • Slow fade effect of scrollbar arrows
  • Slow fade effect of buttons and tabs on dialog boxes
  • Cyclic pulsating effect on the default button

Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing

   

By default, Windows will animate (fade and slide) windows when you minimize and maximize them.

If you don't like this animation, then you can disable it to have windows minimize and maximize instantly without any animation.

Animations in the taskbar

   

By default, Windows 10 uses animations in the taskbar.

Some examples of taskbar animation are:

  • Slide effect when dragging icons on taskbar.
  • Fade and slide effect when opening taskbar thumbnail previews
  • Progress bar below icon on taskbar when downloading (ex: Chrome) or transferring files (ex: File Explorer)

Enable Peek 

   

Peeks allows the user to take a sneak peek of a minimized application, document or any window you have open but are not focusing on.

Fade or slide menus into view

   

When it is on the drop-down menus fade in. 

When it is off the drop-down menus open quickly.

Fade or slide ToolTips into view

   

Tooltips appear automatically, or pop up, when the user pauses the mouse pointer over a tool or some other UI element. The tooltip appears near the pointer and disappears when the user clicks a mouse button, moves the pointer away from the tool, or simply waits for a few seconds.

When the option is on the ToolTips fade in. 

When the option is off the ToolTips open quickly.

Fade out menu items after clicking

   

When the option is on the menu item fade out on clicking.  

When the option is off the menu item disappear quickly on clicking.  

Save taskbar thumbnail previews

   

It's basically to have the taskbar thumbnail preview windows above the icon to be saved to a cache to help the image in the thumbnail preview load quicker. If you don't have it turned on, then the thumbnail preview is loaded fresh each time when you hover over a icon on the taskbar of an opened window instead of from the faster cache.

Show shadows under mouse pointer

   

It enables drop shadows for mouse pointer. 

Show shadows under windows

   

It enables drop shadows for each window by default. However, you can turn these shadows off if you prefer. For example, Windows 8 didn’t use shadows and had a clean, flat look with colored window borders.

Show thumbnails instead of icons

   

Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of pictures or videos.  Thumbnails are used to help in recognizing and organizing items, serving the same role for images as a normal text index does for words.

Show translucent selection rectangle

   

The translucent selection rectangle is the box the user sees on left click and hold followed by drag the pointer over items to select them on the left click release.
When the translucent selection rectangle is turned off, the user will only see an outline selection rectangle instead.

Show window contents while dragging

   

Windows shows an outline border of a window the user is dragging instead of the contents of the window. This change improves the OS performance a bit, as the OS shouldn't redraw the full window image. 

Slide open combo boxes

   

When Combo Boxes are enabled on Windows the visual effects are appended in drop down. It slows down the performance slight a bit.

Smooth edges of screen fonts

X

X

Determines whether the edges of large fonts are painted in different shades of gray to make the font look smoother.

Smooth-scroll list boxes

   

When this feature is enabled, pressing the Page Down button won’t just jump directly down one page. With smooth scrolling, it slides down smoothly, so the user can see how much it scrolls.

Although it slows down the performance but the choppy scroll might be annoying for users  who read a lot of long pages.

Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop

   

By default, Windows shows a drop shadow for each icon label on the Desktop. These drop shadows are designed to make icon names readable with both light and dark Desktop wallpapers.

 

 

 

Disk cleanup

 

Menu name

Default RDSH

Default VDI

Description

Cleanup redundant system files

   

Use this option to delete Windows Update files, Defender antivirus files, device driver packages, language resource files and files downloaded by programs. 

Clean Up the WinSxS Folder

   

The Windows component store files are kept in WinSxS folder  (c:\Windows\WinSxS). The Windows Component Store is used to support the functions needed for the customization and updating of Windows. 

Cleanup temporary files and logs

X

X

Cleanup temporary files and logs

Remove OneDrive

   

Remove the OneDrive icon and app, turn off system icons, and delete downloaded updates.

Delete user profiles

   

Delete any unused profiles on the system.

 

 

 

Custom script

Menu name

Default RDSH

Default VDI

Description

Comment

Custom script

   

Use own script for optimization

A custom script should have the following extensions when browsing: ps1, cmd, bat, exe and all types

 

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