You can perform additional steps to optimize Windows 7 guest operating system performance for View desktop deployment. All of the steps are optional.

Perform the guest operating system optimization steps that apply to all Windows operating systems. See Optimize Windows Guest Operating System Performance.


Uninstall Tablet PC Components, unless this feature is needed.


Disable IPv6, unless it is needed.


Use the File System Utility (fsutil) command to disable the setting that keeps track of the last time a file was accessed.

For example: fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 1


Start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and change the TimeOutValue REG_DWORD in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Disk to 0x000000be(190).


Shut down the guest operating system and power off the virtual machine.


Change the virtual machine video card RAM setting to 128 MB.


Power on the virtual machine.

See Optimizing Windows 7 for Linked-Clone Desktops for information on disabling certain Windows 7 services and tasks to reduce the growth of View Composer linked-clone desktops. Disabling certain services and tasks can also result in performance benefits for full virtual machines.