Small Business Susan

Tweaking group policy for RWW


One of the group policy tweakages I’ve done is to have it so that when someone connects via RWW that the desktop background they have on their office machines get’s blanked out.  With Vista and Win7 and the nice (heavy graphical) wallpapers people have chosen slows down the remote web workplace screen.


So just go into Group policy



and enable the “Enforce Removal of Remote Desktop Wallpaper”



7 comments ↓

  • #   Bruce Berls on 11.27.09 at 7:13 pm     

    Susan, you really are a jewel. Your series about SBS2008 migration, this tip and the one before it about the disconnected drive red X’s – you’ve been providing solid, nuts and bolts information at a higher level than ever, at a time when a lot of the other bloggers seem to have dialed back their efforts. This kind of tip is hard to come by and it makes a big difference to the end users in a tangible, important sort of way. Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Bruce Berls
    http://www.brucebnews.com


  • #   bradley on 11.28.09 at 2:17 am     

    I’m one of those RWW users that was complaining to myself how slow the redraw of the screen was. It was self motivated to find a solution :-)


  • #   jeffl on 11.28.09 at 3:58 am     

    I agree with Bruce… great tip


  • #   Anthony Duxfield on 12.23.09 at 7:36 pm     

    Does the changes in the following knowledge base article and these group policy settings achieve the same thing, or are they two different tweaks that should be done?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2011807/en-us


  • #   bradley on 12.23.09 at 7:41 pm     

    They actually acheive the same thing. You can pick one or the other. I personally prefer the group policy/block the wallpaper over the TS session as it speeds up over regular RDP as well as the RWW.


  • #   Anthony Duxfield on 12.23.09 at 8:19 pm     

    Thanks for that, and yes I can see what you mean about the regular RDP, handy tip that one.


  • #   Will Maxted on 02.22.10 at 10:15 am     

    Gotta say thanks for this and for your continued help with sbs2008 this site is a breath of fresh air … keep up the good work.