The Enhanced Desktop
Experience policy setting sessions running on server operating systems to look
like local Windows 7 desktops, providing users with an enhanced desktop
By default, this
setting is allowed.
If a user profile
with Windows Classic theme already exists on the virtual desktop, enabling this
policy does not provide an enhanced desktop experience for that user. If a user
with a Windows 7 theme user profile logs on to a virtual desktop running
Windows Server 2012 for which this policy is either not configured or disabled,
that user sees an error message indicating failure to apply the theme.
In both cases,
resetting the user profile resolves the issue.
If the policy
changes from enabled to disabled on a virtual desktop with active user
sessions, the look and feel of those sessions is inconsistent with both the
Windows 7 and Windows Classic desktop experience. To avoid this, ensure you
restart the virtual desktop after changing this policy setting. You must also
delete any roaming profiles on the virtual desktop. Citrix also recommends
deleting any other user profiles on the virtual desktop to avoid
inconsistencies between profiles.
If you are using
roaming user profiles in your environment, ensure the Enhanced Desktop
Experience feature is enabled or disabled for all virtual desktops that share a
Citrix does not
recommend sharing roaming profiles between virtual desktops running server
operating systems and client operating systems. Profiles for client and server
operating systems differ and sharing roaming profiles across both types can
lead to inconsistencies in profile properties when a user moves between the