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Windows and Application Optimizations

Teradici recommends the following Windows and application optimizations for the preceding sample profiles.

Windows Performance Options Optimization

For Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) use case in which high-server consolidation ratio's are advantageous, Microsoft offers a host of suggested Windows 10 optimizations: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/rds-vdi-recommendations

Furthermore, third parties such as Login VSI, provide tools and guidelines for additional Windows 10 optimizations: https://www.loginvsi.com/blog/520-the-ultimate-windows-10-tuning-template-for-any-vdi-environment

Optimizations related to Windows 10 Visual Effects

The performance Options dialog is accessible from Control Panel>System and Security>System>Advanced System Settings. For profiles D and E, Teradici recommends that you disable Show window contents while dragging.

Adobe Reader Optimization

For Adobe Reader, go to Edit>Preferences>Page Display and set the Smooth Text setting to For Monitor, as shown below

Performance Options

Adobe Premiere Optimizations

If Adobe Premiere is experiencing unusual lag or problematic audio/video synchronization behavior, you can adjust Windows for best performance from Control Panel>System>Adjust the Appearance and Performance of Windows>Adjust for best performance.

Improving Performance on Windows Remote Desktops

Teradici recommends making updates to the following settings to improve performance for Windows 10 desktops:

  • Visual Effects
  • Verify Processor Scheduling
  • System Page File

The steps involved in configuring these settings are outlined in the section below. Please ensure you save any work, and close all programs before making these changes.

  1. Navigate to View advance system settings within the Windows system Control panel.
  2. From the Performance box within the Advanced tab, select Settings. Perfomance Settings
  3. From the Performance Options page select Adjust for best performance and click Apply. Performance Options
  4. From the Performance Options page select the Advanced tab and click Programs is selected within the Processor scheduling box.
  5. From the Virtual memory box select Change to display the Virtual Memory panel. Performance Options
  6. From the Virtual Memory panel, uncheck the option to Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
  7. Select No paging file from the Virtual Memory panel, as outlined in the image below. Performance Options
  8. From the Virtual Memory panel, click Set.
  9. You will see a System Properties warning, click Yes.
  10. From the Virtual Memory panel, click OK.
  11. You will see another System Properties warning, click OK. Performance Options
  12. Return to the Performance Options page and to the Advanced tab and click Apply and then OK.
  13. You will need to restart your system for these changes to take effect.