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Configuring performance options of Windows 7 by Group Policy

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  • How to set Performance option on custom level with selected option enable via group policy.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 5:06 AM

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  • How to set Performance option on custom level with selected option enable via group policy.

    No built-in policy setting for this purpose. To configure this via Group Policy, we will have to find the registry keys that associated with the options, then depoly then via Group Policy Preference.
     
    To set it to the "Custom" level, you will need to create the registry key below:
     
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]
    "VisualFXSetting"=dword:00000003
     
    (0 (zero) for Let Windows choose what's best for my computer option, 1 for Adjust for best appearance option, and 2 for Adjust for best Performance option)
     
    When you check and uncheck those three fields in this wizard a hexadecimal value is written to the registry. This hex value is what we will want to record so that the changes can be pushed out via GPP.
     
    Now you'll want to navigate through the registry below, it will contain a hexadecimal value "UserPreferencesMask"  correspond to the changes we just made:
     
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\UserPreferencesMask
     
    Once you've these two registry, you can deploy them via Group Policy Preference.
     
    Hope this helps.
     

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


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    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:28 AM
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  • Thanks for your reply..

    But After restarting the machine all 3 check mark(As mentioned in Picture) getting unchecked.


    • Edited by Svk1988 Wednesday, March 9, 2016 7:57 AM
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 7:56 AM
  • Did you checked the registry keys? Are them still exist?
    Sunday, March 13, 2016 6:41 AM