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The Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) view on Virtual Desktop (VDI) Density

The Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) view on Virtual Desktop (VDI) Density

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For some, VDI is about density. How many guests can we stuff into a host with performance and user experience still at acceptable levels? This script is the clarion call for those, a herald in dark times of performance degradation. It is, the script a couple PFEs wrote…

It makes an image lean but supportable. Fast, quick, usable (of course TEST TEST TEST for your applications and needs).

In a post to follow I will deconstruct the script and HTA to open a discussion on the settings.  Post here:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/jeff_stokes/archive/2012/10/18/deconstructing-the-pfe-vdi-optimization-script.aspx

It comes with both an HTA for on the fly configuration and a straight VBS script for inclusion in deployment or image configuration. And it logs in trace32 format.

Industry feedback is welcome.

This script was created by Carl Luberti, Tanner Slayton, and Jeff Stokes. We are Premier Field Engineers at Microsoft.

The Script and HTA are below.

Thank you.

 

EDIT:  10/24/2013 - Jeff Stokes and Carl Luberti - "Removed Offline File Service disable section at advise of MCS, it is found that the only proper way to disable OFS is to disable via GPO, so apply GPO http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/default.aspx?policyid=2061&ref=1 to your VDI OU instead.

 


SCRIPT:

 


 

This Sample Code is provided for the purpose of illustration only and is not intended to be used in a production environment.  THIS SAMPLE CODE AND ANY RELATED INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  We grant You a nonexclusive, royalty-free right to use and modify the Sample Code and to reproduce and distribute the object code form of the Sample Code, provided that You agree: (i) to not use Our name, logo, or trademarks to market Your software product in which the Sample Code is embedded; (ii) to include a valid copyright notice on Your software product in which the Sample Code is embedded; and (iii) to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Us and Our suppliers from and against any claims or lawsuits, including attorneys’ fees, that arise or result from the use or distribution of the Sample Code.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of included script samples are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm.


 

' // ========================================================================
' // Original generated with VDIOptimizer - http://www.autoitscript.com/tools
' // (c)2010 Jonathan Bennett
' //
' // Current version updated by Jeff Stokes (MSFT)
' // Last Modified: 10/18/2012
' // ========================================================================


' // ==============
' // General Advice
' // ==============
'
' Before finalizing the image perform the following tasks:
' - Ensure no unwanted startup files by using autoruns.exe from SysInternals
' - Run the Disk Cleanup tool as administrator and delete all temporary files and system restore points (can be automated with this script)
' - Run disk defrag and consolidate free space: defrag c: /v /x
' - Reboot the machine 6 times and wait 120 seconds after logging on before performing the next reboot (boot prefetch training)
' - Run disk defrag and optimize boot files (Windows 7 only): defrag c: /v /b
' - If using a dynamic virtual disk, use the vendor's utilities to perform a "shrink" operation


' // *************
' // *  CAUTION  *
' // *************
'
' THIS SCRIPT MAKES CONSIDERABLE CHANGES TO THE DEFAULT CONFIGURATION OF WINDOWS 7.
'
' Please review this script THOROUGHLY before applying to your virtual machine, and disable changes below as necessary to suit your current
' environment.
'
' This script is provided AS-IS - usage of this source assumes that you are at the very least familiar with the vbscript language being used and the
' tools used to create and debug this file.
'
' In other words, if you break it, you get to keep the pieces.


' Constants
Const ForReading = 1
Const Disable_Aero = False
Const Disable_BranchCache = False
Const Disable_EFS = False
Const Disable_iSCSI = False
Const Disable_MachPass = False
Const Disable_Search = False

' Common objects
Set oShell = WScript.CreateObject ("WScript.Shell")
Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set oEnv = oShell.Environment("User")

' Command Line Arguments for Some Settings
Set colNamedArguments = WScript.Arguments.Named

If colNamedArguments.Exists("Aero") Then
     strAero = colNamedArguments.Item("Aero")
Else
     strAero = Disable_Aero
End If

If colNamedArguments.Exists("BranchCache") Then
     strBranchCache = colNamedArguments.Item("BranchCache")
Else
     strBranchCache = Disable_BranchCache
End If

If colNamedArguments.Exists("EFS") Then
     strEFS = colNamedArguments.Item("EFS")
Else
     strEFS = Disable_EFS
End If

If colNamedArguments.Exists("iSCSI") Then
     striSCSI = colNamedArguments.Item("iSCSI")
Else
     striSCSI = Disable_iSCSI
End If

If colNamedArguments.Exists("MachPass") Then
     strMachPass = colNamedArguments.Item("MachPass")
Else
     strMachPass = Disable_MachPass
End If

If colNamedArguments.Exists("Search") Then
    strSearch = colNamedArguments.Item("Search")
Else
    strSearch = Disable_Search
End If

' First things first - enable RDP Connections!!!
RunWait "WMIC rdtoggle where AllowTSConnections=0 call SetAllowTSConnections 1,1"
RunWait "netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=" & Chr(34) & "remote desktop" & Chr(34) & " new enable=Yes"


' // ==================
' // Configure Services
' // ==================

' Disable Adaptive Brightness Service
RunWait "sc config SensrSvc start= disabled"

' Disable Application Layer Gateway Service
RunWait "sc config ALG start= disabled"

' Disable Background Intelligent Transfer Service
RunWait "sc config BITS start= disabled"

' Disable Background Layout Service
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OptimalLayout\EnableLayout", 0, "REG_DWORD"

' Disable Bitlocker Drive Encryption Service
RunWait "sc config BDESVC start= disabled"

' Disable Block Level Backup Engine Service
RunWait "sc config wbengine start= disabled"

' Disable Bluetooth Support Service
RunWait "sc config bthserv start= disabled"

If strBranchCache = True Then
' Disable BranchCache Service
RunWait "sc config PeerDistSvc start= disabled"
End If

' Disable Computer Browser Service
RunWait "sc config Browser start= disabled"

' Disable Diagnostic Policy Service
RunWait "sc config DPS start= disabled"

' Disable Disk Defragmenter Service
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\defrag\ScheduledDefrag"" /disable"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction\Enable", "N", "REG_SZ"
RunWait "sc config defragsvc start= disabled"

' Disable Distributed Link Tracking Service
RunWait "sc stop TrkWks"
RunWait "sc config TrkWks start= disabled"

If strEFS = True Then
' Disable Encrypting File System Service
RunWait "sc config EFS start= disabled"
End If

' Disable Function Discovery Resource Publication Service
RunWait "sc config fdPHost start= disabled"

' Disable HomeGroup Listener Service
RunWait "sc config HomeGroupListener start= disabled"

' Disable HomeGroup Provider Service
RunWait "sc config HomeGroupProvider start= disabled"

If striSCSI = True Then
' Disable Microsoft iSCSI Provider Service
RunWait "sc config msiscsi start= disabled"
End If

' Disable Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider Service
RunWait "sc config swprv start= disabled"

' Disable Parental Controls Service
RunWait "sc config WPCSvc start= disabled"

' Disable Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service
RunWait "sc config SstpSvc start= disabled"

' Disable Shell Hardware Detection Service
RunWait "sc config ShellHWDetection start= disabled"

' Disable SNMP Trap Service
RunWait "sc config SNMPTRAP start= disabled"

' Disable Superfetch Service
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnablePrefetcher", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnableSuperfetch", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"
RunWait "sc stop SysMain"
RunWait "sc config SysMain start= disabled"

' Disable SSDP Discovery Service
RunWait "sc stop SSDPSRV"
RunWait "sc config SSDPSRV start= disabled"

' Disable Tablet PC Input Service
RunWait "sc config TabletInputService start= disabled"

' Disable Telephony Service
RunWait "sc config TapiSrv start= disabled"

' Disable TPM Base Services Service
RunWait "sc config TBS start= disabled"

' Disable UPnP Device Host Service
RunWait "sc config upnphost start= disabled"

' Disable Windows Backup Service
RunWait "sc config SDRSVC start= disabled"

' Disable Windows CardSpace Service
RunWait "sc config idsvc start= disabled"

' Disable Windows Color System Service
RunWait "sc config WcsPlugInService start= disabled"

' Disable Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar Service
RunWait "sc config wcncsvc start= disabled"

' Disable Windows Defender Service
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows Defender\MPIdleTask"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows Defender\MP Scheduled Scan"" /disable"
RunWait "sc stop WinDefend"
RunWait "sc config WinDefend start= disabled"

' Disable Windows Error Reporting Service
RunWait "sc config WerSvc start= disabled"

' Disable Windows Media Center Receiver Service
RunWait "sc config ehRecvr start= disabled"

' Disable Windows Media Center Scheduler Service
RunWait "sc config ehSched start= disabled"

' Disable Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
RunWait "sc config WMPNetworkSvc start= disabled"

' Break out Windows Management Instrumentation Service
RunWait "winmgmt /standalonehost"
RunWait "sc config winmgmt group= COM Infrastructure"

'Disable Windows Search Service
If strSearch = True Then
    RunWait "sc stop WSearch"
    RunWait "sc config WSearch start= disabled"
End If

' Disable Wireless Zero Configuration Service
RunWait "sc config WZCSVC start= disabled"

' Disable WLAN AutoConfig Service
RunWait "sc config Wlansvc start= disabled"

' Disable WWAN AutoConfig Service
RunWait "sc config WwanSvc start= disabled"


' // ================
' // MACHINE SETTINGS
' // ================

' Do you want users to have the ability to use Aero themes for their desktop when connecting?
' If so, leave these two services enabled.  Disabling these services will disable Aero and DWM, and
' thus disable the use of any Aero themes:
If strAero = True Then
    ' Disable Desktop Window Manager Session Manager Service
    RunWait "sc config UxSms start= disabled"
    ' Disable Themes Service
    RunWait "sc config Themes start= disabled"
End If


' Disable Hard disk timeouts
RunWait "POWERCFG /SETACVALUEINDEX 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e 0012ee47-9041-4b5d-9b77-535fba8b1442 6738e2c4-e8a5-4a42-b16a-e040e769756e 0"
RunWait "POWERCFG /SETDCVALUEINDEX 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e 0012ee47-9041-4b5d-9b77-535fba8b1442 6738e2c4-e8a5-4a42-b16a-e040e769756e 0"


' Disable TCP/IP / Large Send Offload
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DisableTaskOffload", &H00000001, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BNNS\Parameters\EnableOffload", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"


' Disable hibernate
RunWait "powercfg -h off"


' Disable System Restore
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\default")
Set objItem = objWMIService.Get("SystemRestore")
objItem.Disable("")
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\SystemRestore\SR"" /disable"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore\DisableSR", &H00000001, "REG_DWORD"


' Disable NTFS Last Access Timestamps
RunWait "FSUTIL behavior set disablelastaccess 1"


If strMachPass = True Then
    ' Disable Machine Account Password Changes
    oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\DisablePasswordChange", &H00000001, "REG_DWORD"
End If


' Disable memory dumps
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl\CrashDumpEnabled", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl\LogEvent", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl\SendAlert", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl\AutoReboot", &H00000001, "REG_DWORD"


' Disable default system screensaver
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive", 0, "REG_DWORD"


' Increase service startup timeouts
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ServicesPipeTimeout", &H0002bf20, "REG_DWORD"


' Increase Disk I/O Timeout to 200 seconds.
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Disk\TimeOutValue", &H000000C8, "REG_DWORD"


' Disable Other Scheduled Tasks
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Application Experience\AitAgent"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Application Experience\ProgramDataUpdater"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Autochk\Proxy"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\KernelCeipTask"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\UsbCeip"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Diagnosis\Scheduled"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\DiskDiagnostic\Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticDataCollector"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\DiskDiagnostic\Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticResolver"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Maintenance\WinSAT"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\MobilePC\HotStart"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Power Efficiency Diagnostic\AnalyzeSystem"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\RAC\RacTask"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Ras\MobilityManager"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Registry\RegIdleBackup"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\SideShow\AutoWake"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\SideShow\GadgetManager"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\SideShow\SessionAgent"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\SideShow\SystemDataProviders"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\WDI\ResolutionHost"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Windows Filtering Platform\BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Windows Media Sharing\UpdateLibrary"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Windows Backup\ConfigNotification"" /disable"


' Configure Event Logs to 1028KB (Minimum size under Vista/7) and set retention to "overwrite"
Set oEventLogs = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate,(Security)}!//./root/cimv2").InstancesOf("Win32_NTEventLogFile")
For Each e in oEventLogs
    e.MaxFileSize = 1052672
    e.OverWritePolicy = "WhenNeeded"
    e.OverWriteOutdated = 0
    e.Put_
    e.ClearEventLog()
Next

oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\eventlog\Application\Retention", 0, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\eventlog\Security\Retention", 0, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\eventlog\System\Retention", 0, "REG_DWORD"


' Set PopUp Error Mode to "Neither"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\ErrorMode", 2, "REG_DWORD"


' Disable bootlog and boot animation
RunWait "bcdedit /set {default} bootlog no"
RunWait "bcdedit /set {default} quietboot yes"


' Disable UAC secure desktop prompt
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\PromptOnSecureDesktop", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"


' Disable New Network dialog
RunWait "reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\NewNetworkWindowOff"


' Disable AutoUpdate of drivers from WU
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverSearching\searchorderConfig", 0, "REG_DWORD"


' Turn off Windows Gadget Platform, Media Center, Tablet PC Components, Windows DVD Maker, and Windows SideShow
RunWait "dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:WindowsGadgetPlatform /NoRestart"
RunWait "dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:MediaCenter /NoRestart"
RunWait "dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:TabletPCOC /NoRestart"
RunWait "dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:OpticalMediaDisc /NoRestart"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Sideshow\Disabled", 1, "REG_DWORD"


' Disable IE First Run Wizard and RSS Feeds
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\DisableFirstRunCustomize", 1, "REG_DWORD"


' Disable the ability to clear the paging file during shutdown
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\Memory Management\ClearPageFileAtShutdown", 0, "REG_DWORD"


' Perform a disk cleanup
' Automate by creating the reg checks corresponding to "cleanmgr /sageset:100" so we can use "sagerun:100"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Active Setup Temp Folders\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Downloaded Program Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Internet Cache Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Memory Dump Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Offline Pages Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Old ChkDsk Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Previous Installations\StateFlags0100", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Recycle Bin\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Setup Log Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\System error memory dump files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\System error minidump files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Temporary Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Temporary Setup Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Thumbnail Cache\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Upgrade Discarded Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Error Reporting Archive Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Error Reporting Queue Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Error Reporting System Archive Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Error Reporting System Queue Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Upgrade Log Files\StateFlags0100", &H00000002, "REG_DWORD"
RunWait "cleanmgr.exe /sagerun:100"

 

' // =============
' // USER SETTINGS
' // =============

' Reduce menu show delay
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\MenuShowDelay", "0", "REG_SZ"


' Disable cursor blink
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\CursorBlinkRate", "-1", "REG_SZ"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\DisableCursorBlink", &H00000001, "REG_DWORD"


' Force off-screen composition in IE
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Force Offscreen Composition", &H00000001, "REG_DWORD"


' Disable screensavers
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive", "0", "REG_SZ"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive", "0", "REG_SZ"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive", "0", "REG_SZ"


' Don't show window contents when dragging
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\DragFullWindows", "0", "REG_SZ"


' Don't show window minimize/maximize animations
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics\MinAnimate", "0", "REG_SZ"


' Disable font smoothing
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\FontSmoothing", "0", "REG_SZ"


' Disable most other visual effects
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\VisualFXSetting", &H00000003, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ListviewAlphaSelect", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\TaskbarAnimations", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ListviewWatermark", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ListviewShadow", &H00000000, "REG_DWORD"
RegBinWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop", "UserPreferencesMask", "90,12,01,80"


' Disable Action Center
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\HideSCAHealth", &H00000001, "REG_DWORD"


' Disable IE Persistent Cache
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Persistent", 0, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Feeds\SyncStatus", 0, "REG_DWORD"


' Done
WScript.Quit

 

 


' // ================
' // HELPER FUNCTIONS
' // ================

Function Run(sFile)
    Run = oShell.Run(sFile, 1, False)
End Function


Function RunWait(sFile)
    RunWait = oShell.Run(sFile, 1, True)
End Function


Function RunWaitHidden(sFile)
    RunWaitHidden = oShell.Run(sFile, 0, True)
End Function


Function IsServer()
    IsServer = False
    On Error Resume Next
    For Each objOS in GetObject("winmgmts:").InstancesOf ("Win32_OperatingSystem")
        If objOS.ProductType = 1 Then IsServer = False
        If objOS.ProductType = 2 Or ObjOS.ProductType = 3 Then IsServer = True
    Next
End Function


Sub RegBinWrite (key, value, data)
    key = "[" & key & "]"

    If value <> "@" then
        value = chr(34) & value & chr(34)
    End if

    valString = value & "=" & "hex:" & data

    tempFile = GetTempDir() & "\regbinaryimport.reg"
    Set txtStream = oFSO.CreateTextFile(tempFile,true)
    txtStream.WriteLine("Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00")
    txtStream.WriteLine(key)
    txtStream.WriteLine(valString)
    txtStream.Close

    oShell.Run "regedit.exe /s """ & tempFile & """", 1, true

    oFSO.DeleteFile tempFile
End Sub


Function GetTEMPDir()
    GetTEMPDir = oEnv("TEMP")
    If InStr(GetTEMPDir, "%") Then
        GetTEMPDir = oShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(GetTEMPDir)
    End If
End Function

 

 

 


 

This Sample Code is provided for the purpose of illustration only and is not intended to be used in a production environment.  THIS SAMPLE CODE AND ANY RELATED INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  We grant You a nonexclusive, royalty-free right to use and modify the Sample Code and to reproduce and distribute the object code form of the Sample Code, provided that You agree: (i) to not use Our name, logo, or trademarks to market Your software product in which the Sample Code is embedded; (ii) to include a valid copyright notice on Your software product in which the Sample Code is embedded; and (iii) to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Us and Our suppliers from and against any claims or lawsuits, including attorneys’ fees, that arise or result from the use or distribution of the Sample Code.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of included script samples are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm.

 


 

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' // Current version updated by Carl Luberti (MSFT)
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<html>
    <head>
        <title>PFE - VDI Customization</title>

        <HTA:APPLICATION
        APPLICATIONNAME="VDICustomization"
        ID="VDICustomization"
        VERSION="1.0"
        ShowInTaskBar="Yes"
        SingleInstance="Yes"
        WindowState="Normal"/>
    </head>

    <script language="VBScript">
        Sub Window_onLoad
            window.resizeTo 1130,830
        End Sub

        Sub OnClickButtonExecute()
            modifyVDI()
        End Sub

        Sub OnClickButtonCancel()
            Self.Close
        End Sub

        Sub modifyVDI
           dim cmdLine : cmdLine = trim(replace(VDICustomization.commandline,chr(34),""))
           dim path
           Set objShell = createobject("Shell.Application")
           dim options : options = ""
           dim x, cmd, str
           path = Left(document.location.pathname, InStrRev(document.location.pathname,"\"))
           If chkAero.Checked Then options = options & " /Aero:True"
           If chkBranchCache.Checked Then options = options & " /BranchCache:True"
           If chkEFS.Checked Then options = options & " /EFS:True"
           If chkiSCSI.Checked Then options = options & " /iSCSI:True"
           If chkMachPass.Checked Then options = options & " /MachPass:True"
           If chkSearch.Checked Then options = options & " /Search:True"
           cmd = path & "vdi_config_arguments.vbs " & options
           msgbox cmd
           objShell.ShellExecute "cscript.exe ", Chr(34) & cmd & Chr(34) & " uac", "", "runas", 1
        end sub

    </script>

    <body bgcolor="white">
        <center><font color='blue' size='6'>Welcome to the PFE - VDI Customization HTA</center></font><br>
        <center><font color='purple' size='4'><Bold> THIS SCRIPT MAKES CONSIDERABLE CHANGES TO THE DEFAULT CONFIGURATION OF WINDOWS 7 </Bold></font></center><br>
        <center>Please review this script THOROUGHLY before applying to your virtual machine, and disable changes below as necessary to suit your current environment.</center><br>
        <center><font color='red'><Bold>This script is provided AS-IS - usage of this source assumes that you are at the very least familiar with the vbscript and HTML languages being used and the tools used to create and debug these files.</Bold></font></center><br>
        <center>In other words, if you break it, you get to keep the pieces.</center><br><br>

        <font color='blue'><Bold>Additional options that can be disabled - these changes are recommended, but not required.</Bold><br>
        Check any additional option that you wish to be applied, and click the "Execute" button below:</font>
        < br>
        <input type="checkbox" name="chkAero" id="vdiconfig">Disable Aero capabilities<br>
        <input type="checkbox" name="chkBranchCache" id="vdiconfig">Disable BranchCache support<br>
        <input type="checkbox" name="chkEFS" id="vdiconfig">Disable EFS support<br>
        <input type="checkbox" name="chkiSCSI" id="vdiconfig">Disable iSCSI support<br>
        <input type="checkbox" name="chkMachPass" id="vdiconfig">Disable Machine Password Changes<br>
        <input type="checkbox" name="chkSearch" id="vdiconfig">Disable Windows Search support<br>

        <p><font size='4'>Before finalizing the image perform the following tasks:</font><br>
        <font color='red'>
          - Ensure no unwanted startup files by using autoruns.exe from SysInternals<br>
          - Run the Disk Cleanup tool as administrator and delete all temporary files and system restore points (can be automated with this script)<br>
          - Run disk defrag and consolidate free space: defrag c: /v /x<br>
          - Reboot the machine 6 times and wait 120 seconds after logging on before performing the next reboot (boot prefetch training)<br>
          - Run disk defrag and optimize boot files (Windows 7 only): defrag c: /v /b<br>
          - If using a dynamic virtual disk, use the vendor's utilities to perform a "shrink" operation<br>
        </font></p>
        < br>
        <center>
        <input type="button" name="Execute" id="Execute" value="Execute" onclick="OnClickButtonExecute">
        <input type="button" name="Cancel" id="Cancel" value="Cancel" onclick="OnClickButtonCancel">
        </center>
    </body>
< /html>

Comments
  • Operating system is a lot more snappier after running this script. Thanks Jeff!

  • Hey thanks, glad to hear it!

  • Might wish to update the URL noted above, regarding the GPO setting for disabling the Offline File Service. The new URL is gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/default.aspx

  • Is there a similar script for 2012 Servers?

  • Jim most of this would work I suppose. Are you looking at..what? Email me if you want. jeffstok@Microsoft.com

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