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How to disable hardware acceleration for all users in PowerPoint 2010 in vdi environment?

    Question

  • Hi All,

     

    Does anyone know How to disable hardware acceleration for all users in PowerPoint 2010 in vdi environment?

    I have tried the following

     

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Gfx\DisableHardware

     

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-165822833-1632583300-1373009395-208910\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Gfx\DisableHardware

     

    but this only disables it for the user logged in and not the other users that login to the vdi server.

     

    Thank you.

    Thursday, August 11, 2011 2:14 PM

Answers

  • Hi

     

    Thank you for using Microsoft Office for IT Professionals Forums.

     

    From your description, VDI is of 3rd party platform, I lack expertise on this particular environment.

    Suggestion you can post this question on VDI Forum for further support.

     

    It might be disabled by Group policy settings in Windows environment,

    1.       Download & install Group Policy Administrative Template (ADM, ADMX/ADML)

    Download link: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=18968

    2.       Click Start, in  the start search box, type: gpedit.msc

    3.       Under User Configuration, Right-Click Administrative Template,

    4.       Click Add/Remove Templates > Add… > Office14.adm > ok

    5.       Under Classic Administrative Template select Microsoft Office 2010 > Miscellaneous

    6.       Double-click Do not use hardware graphics acceleration, select Enabled

     

    “This policy setting allows you to not use hardware graphics acceleration.

      If you enable this policy setting, hardware graphics acceleration will not be used.

      If you disable or do not configure this policy setting hardware graphics acceleration will be used.”

     

    “Group Policy Settings Reference for Microsoft Office 2010”

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CCsQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.microsoft.com%2Fdownload%2F1%2F8%2FA%2F18AAAD2F-4CFB-4AE3-A6BA-FEEE615931CF%2FGroupPolicySettingsReference_Office2010.xlsx&ei=QM5ITrqVHoXtrQedwrTXAw&usg=AFQjCNGfjHJMim94Ji_tw5UQguCUoM3UWg

     

     

    Please take your time to try the suggestions and let me know the results at your earliest convenience. If anything is unclear or if there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to let me know.

     

    Sincerely

    William Zhou

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    Monday, August 15, 2011 7:45 AM