Optimising Windows 7 Images for use in VDI


One of our MCS deployment guys in the UK – Jonathan Bennett (you may know Jonathan as the author of the autoit tools and GImageX) has developed a tool for configuring Windows 7/Windows Vista/Server 2008 images for use in a VDI environment. The tool called VDI Optimizer outputs a VBScript (based on the selections you make in the GUI interface), which can then be used to apply performance and configuration settings to images that will be deployed via VDI platforms – this is particularly useful if you are using MDT 2010 for your image engineering process as the VBScript can bolted into the task sequence using a Run Command Line task.

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You can make machine based selections for turning off services and functions that may not be required when the operating system is running in a VDI environment such as hibernation, system restore, and background defrag, as well as adjusting some user based settings such as visual effects, font smoothing and off-screen composition for Internet Explorer.

The beta of this tool is available from http://www.autoitscript.com/files/tools/VDIOptimizer.zip but please remember The tool is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, confers no rights, and is not supported by the authors or Microsoft Corporation.

This post was contributed by Richard Smith, a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Services UK

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, confers no rights, and is not supported by the authors or Microsoft Corporation. Use of included script samples are subject to the terms specified in the Terms of Use.


Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous says:

      Se podría hablar durante horas y horas sobre este tema, pero os voy a comentar algunas cosas rápidas

  2. Anonymous says:

    Se podría hablar durante horas y horas sobre este tema, pero os voy a comentar algunas cosas rápidas

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great post over on The Deployment Guys blog that talks about a VDI Optimizer tool that creates a VBScript

  4. I would much prefer the tool to write a PowerShell script to make the mods, not VBS. Also, it needs to list all of the system services and allow us to disable whatever ones we want. Pre-selected list of services to disable would be good as well.

  5. Michel Roth says:

    There is a somewhat more advanced version available here if you need more out of a tweaking tool like this: communities.quest.com/…/introducing-the-free-quest-vworkspace-desktop-optimizer