The Desktop UI
section contains policy settings that control visual effects, such as desktop
wallpaper, menu animations, and drag-and-drop images, to manage the bandwidth
used in client connections. You can improve application performance on a WAN by
limiting bandwidth usage.
specifies whether to use the processing capabilities of the graphics processing
unit (GPU) or integrated graphics processor (IGP) on the user device for local
DirectX graphics rendering to provide users with a more fluid Windows desktop
experience. When enabled, Desktop Composition Redirection delivers a highly
responsive Windows experience while maintaining high scalability on the server.
Desktop Composition Redirection is enabled.
To turn off
Desktop Composition Redirection and reduce the bandwidth required in user
Disabled when adding this setting to a policy.
Composition Redirection graphics quality
specifies the quality of graphics used for Desktop Composition Redirection.
By default, this
is set to high.
allows or prevents wallpaper showing in user sessions.
By default, user
sessions can show wallpaper.
To turn off
desktop wallpaper and reduce the bandwidth required in user sessions, select
Prohibited when adding this setting to a policy.
allows or prevents menu animation in user sessions.
By default, menu
animation is allowed.
Menu animation is
a Microsoft personal preference setting that causes a menu to appear after a
short delay, either by scrolling or fading in. When this policy setting is set
Allowed, an arrow icon appears at the bottom of the
menu. The menu appears when you point to that arrow.
contents while dragging
allows or prevents the display of window contents when dragging a window across
viewing window contents is allowed.
When set to
Allowed, the entire window appears to move when you
drag it. When set to
Prohibited, only the window outline appears to move
until you drop it.