VMware Labs is VMware’s online collaboration space, with members of the public able to test the latest innovations coming out of VMware and share feedback and ideas directly with our engineers. VMware Labs is also the place where VMware engineers can share their cool and useful tools with the public.
One of the latest tools to be launched is the VMware OS Optimisation Tool which helps optimise Windows 7 desktops for use with VMware Horizon View.
The optimisation tool includes customisable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features, per VMware recommendations and best practices, across multiple systems.
Since most Windows system services are enabled by default, the optimisation tool can be used to easily disable unnecessary services and features to improve performance.
Also included is the Remote OS Optimisation Tool, which uses the same functionality as the Optimisation Tool, but connects to a remote VMware View broker so that remote parent and template VMs can be enumerated and optimised.