Windows 8 and Server 2012 Optimisation Guide for Citrix VDI

Windows 8 and Server 2012 Optimization Guide for Citrix VDI

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‘ Title: Windows 8 and Server 2012 VDI Optimization Script
‘ Author: Pablo Legorreta
‘ Modifications: Steven Krueger & William Elvington

‘ Special thanks to Jonathan Bennett (AutoITScript)
‘ for creating a wonderful optimizer tool and to Jeff Stokes (MSFT)
‘ for creating the original baseline script for Windows 7


‘ Purpose: The following script will prepare a Windows 8 or Server 2012
‘ static image for VDI deployment based on MSFT and Citrix recommendations.

‘ Requirements: Administrative Privileges, Registry backup – Just in case 😉

‘ // ==============
‘ // Variables
‘ // ==============

‘ 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

Const Install_NetFX3 = False
Const NetFX3_Source = "D:\Sources\SxS"

‘ 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

If colNamedArguments.Exists("NetFX3") Then
strNetFX3 = colNamedArguments.Item("NetFX3")
Else
strNetFX3 = Install_NetFX3
End If

‘ 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"

‘ // ==================
‘ // Service Settings
‘ // ==================

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

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

‘ 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 Device Association Service
RunWait "sc config DeviceAssociationService start= disabled"

‘ Disable Device Setup Manager Service
RunWait "sc config DsmSvc start= disabled"

‘ Disable Diagnostic Policy Services
RunWait "sc config DPS start= disabled"
RunWait "sc config WdiServiceHost start= disabled"
RunWait "sc config WdiSystemHost start= disabled"

‘ Disable Distributed Link Tracking Client 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 Family Safety Service
RunWait "sc config WPCSvc start= disabled"

‘ Disable Fax Service
RunWait "sc config Fax start= disabled"

‘ Disable Function Discovery Resource Publication Service
RunWait "sc config FDResPub 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 Initiator Service
RunWait "sc config msiscsi start= disabled"
End If

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

‘ Set Network List Service to Auto
RunWait "sc config netprofm start= auto"

‘ Disable Offline Files
RunWait "sc config CscService start= disabled"

‘ Disable Optimize Drives 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 Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service
RunWait "sc config SstpSvc start= disabled"

‘ Disable Security Center
RunWait "sc config wscsvc start= disabled"

‘ Disable Sensor Monitoring Service
RunWait "sc config SensrSvc start= disabled"

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

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

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

‘ Disable SuperFetch
RunWait "sc config SysMain start= disabled"

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

If strAero = True Then
‘ Disable Themes Service
RunWait "sc config Themes start= disabled"
End If

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

‘ Disable Volume Shadow Copy Service
RunWait "sc config VSS start= disabled"

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

‘ Disable Windows Error Reporting Service
RunWait "sc config WerSvc 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 Windows Updates
RunWait "sc config wuauserv start= disabled"

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

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

‘ // ================
‘ // Computer Settings
‘ // ================

‘ 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 Action Center
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\HideSCAHealth", &H00000001, "REG_DWORD"

‘ Optimize Processor Resource Scheduling
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\PriorityControl\Win32PrioritySeparation", &H00000026, "REG_DWORD"

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

‘ Disable hibernate
RunWait "powercfg -h off"

‘ 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\Application Experience\StartupAppTask"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Autochk\Proxy"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Bluetooth\UninstallDeviceTask"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\BthSQM"" /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\Uploader"" /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\Shell\FamilySafetyMonitor"" /disable"
RunWait "schtasks /change /tn ""microsoft\windows\Shell\FamilySafetyRefresh"" /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\UPnP\UPnPHostConfig"" /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\WindowsBackup\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 SideShow and install NetFX3
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Sideshow\Disabled", 1, "REG_DWORD"
If strNetFX3 = True Then
RunWait "dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:" & NetFX3_Source & " /NoRestart"
End If

‘ 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"

‘ Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Enhanced
oShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{A509B1A7-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073\IsInstalled", 0, "REG_DWORD"
oShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{A509B1A8-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073\IsInstalled", 0, "REG_DWORD"

‘ Disables Background Layout Service
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OptimalLayout\EnabledAutoLayout", 0, "REG_DWORD"

‘ Disables CIFS Change Notifications
oShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoRemoteRecursiveEvents", &H00000001, "REG_DWORD"

‘ Disable Data Execution Prevention
RunWait "bcdedit /set nx AlwaysOff"

‘ Set Power Saving Scheme to High Performance
RunWait "powercfg -s 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c"

‘ Set Recovery Dump to Small
RunWait "wmic recoveros set DebugInfoType = 3"

‘ 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

‘ // ================
‘ // 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

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