All credits go to Pierre Marmignon for his excellent post this weekend listing up all the Terminal Server & XenApp Tuning Tips. I have created a Group Policy based on these tips with OS W2K3/W2K8 and XenApp 4.x/5.x. The following is included in the policy :
- Operations System Tuning & XenApp / Terminal Services
- Additional Windows Explorer Tuning
- XenApp Tuning
I am using the GPMC for Windows 2008 so you will need to download Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for W2K3 and you install it with this command : start /wait Windows-en-US-KB943729.exe /quiet /norestart
Follow the picture guide for instructions on how to import these settings. The Group Policy can be downloaded here.
Update 22.06.2009 – XenApp50 Server Tuning Policy v1.1 :
The Group Policy Template has been updated to version 1.1 reflection changes from CitrixTools.net and some minor typos in the RDP-TCP section. I have also added Item-level Targeting for ICA-TCP tuning settings that checks if ICA-TCP exist in registry before applying the policy. The reason for this are because if the ICA-TCP exist there will be problems installing Citrix XenApp.
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