Disabling the Windows Diagnostic Policy Service can minimize the number of system writes and reduce the growth of linked-clone desktops.

Do no disable the Windows Diagnostic Policy Service if your users require the diagnostic tools on their desktops.

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In vSphere Client, select the parent virtual machine and select Open Console.

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Log in to the Windows 7 guest operating system as an administrator.

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Click Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools.

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Select Services and click Open.

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Double-click Diagnostic Policy Service.

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In the Diagnostic Policy Service Properties (Local Computer) dialog, click Stop.

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In the Startup type menu, select Disabled.

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Click OK.