Group Policy Registry controlled Visual Performance Options

2 Feb

To speed up the VDI setup, I wanted all Windows 7/8 machines to be set to best performance, but there doesn’t appear to be a GP option for this. For refernce, this can be controlled via the registry by using the following keys:

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]

;0 = Let Windows choose what's best for my computer
;1 = Adjust for best appearance
;2 = Adjust for best performance
;3 = Custom

"VisualFXSetting"=dword:00000003

bestperformance