Delivering Windows 7 Experience ...on Windows 2008 R2<br />Dan Brinkmann<br />Twitter: @dbrinkmann<br />#briforum<br />
When do we care?<br />Seamless applications (don't care)<br />Mobile devices (user preference)<br />Repurposed PC's (care)...
Windows 7 experience<br />Hmmm... ok<br />
Google wins again<br />Windows 7 experience = Desktop experience feature<br />
Desktop experience feature<br />Windows Media Player<br />Desktop themes<br />Video for Windows (AVI support)<br />Windows...
What else in Windows 7/2K8 R2<br />Snap<br />Shake<br />Libraries<br />Windows Task Bar<br />Pinning<br />Jump List<br />P...
Does W7 experience = aero?<br />
No Aero<br />
Aero<br />
No Aero<br />
Aero<br />
No Aero<br />
Aero<br />
Aero only<br />
Aero hardware requirements<br />1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor<br />1 gigabyte (GB) of random ac...
Aero hardware requirements<br />If you require Aero<br />Physical hardware<br />GPU virtualization<br />GPU pass-through <...
Windows 2008 R2 makeover<br />
Go from this<br />
To this<br />
	How do I do it?<br />Do it manually<br />http://www.win2008r2workstation.com/<br />From Citrix<br />App Delivery Setup To...
Manual steps<br />Install MS hotfix 977944<br />Install Desktop Experience feature<br />Start Themes service (set to autom...
Win2008r2workstation.com<br />Boot screen<br />Logon screen<br />Startup sounds<br />Sidebar<br />Missing games<br />Even ...
As part of Citrix XenApp 6.5 TP<br />
App Delivery Setup Tools<br />Also part of the XenApp 6 Service Provider Automation Pack released on 5/23/2011 <br />
Install-CtxDesktopExperience.ps1<br />Adds Desktop Experience & XPS Viewer <br />Moves Citrix Administration tools folder<...
CommonDesktopExperience.ps1<br />Sets Themes service to automatic & starts <br />Backs up existing user tile and copies a ...
New-CtxManagedDesktopGPO.ps1<br />This powershell script not important to delivering Windows 7 look and feel<br />Creates ...
Enable-CtxDesktopExperienceUser.ps1<br />Customizes the task bar<br />Has error checking not to double create links<br />R...
Citrix code share site<br />http://community.citrix.com/display/CSP/Code+Share<br />
My advice	<br />Forget about Aero<br />Download XenApp 6 Service Provider Automation Pack <br />https://www.citrix.com/Eng...
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  • http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772567.aspx
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  • 1. Add the Desktop Experience feature.2. Add XPS Viewer feature.3. Move Citrix XenApp Administration Tools menu items to theWindows Administrative Tools folder4. Create a new Windows Theme file by copying Basic.theme to the file specified in the ThemeFile parameter.5. Configure the new theme to use the wallpaper specified in the WallpaperFile parameter.6. Configure the Windows Themes service to start automatically if the service is available.7. Start the Windows Themes service if the service is available.8. If additional configuration is needed, the runonce registry key is set to runCommonDesktopExperience.ps1 which will configure the Themes service.
  • 1. Configure Windows Themes Service to automatic startup.2. Start Windows Themes Service.3. Copy default user tile to user.bak.4. Copy new user tile to user.jpg.
  • Same powershell scripts as in XenApp 6.5 TP &amp; service provider automation pack for customization...missing a few of the installation and configuration powershell scripts
  • Briforum

    1. 1. Delivering Windows 7 Experience ...on Windows 2008 R2<br />Dan Brinkmann<br />Twitter: @dbrinkmann<br />#briforum<br />
    2. 2. When do we care?<br />Seamless applications (don't care)<br />Mobile devices (user preference)<br />Repurposed PC's (care)<br />Thin clients (depends)<br />BYOC (user preference)<br />Test from all clients<br />
    3. 3. Windows 7 experience<br />Hmmm... ok<br />
    4. 4. Google wins again<br />Windows 7 experience = Desktop experience feature<br />
    5. 5. Desktop experience feature<br />Windows Media Player<br />Desktop themes<br />Video for Windows (AVI support)<br />Windows SideShow<br />Windows Defender<br />Disk Cleanup<br />Sync Center<br />Sound Recorder<br />Character Map<br />Snipping Tool<br />http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772567.aspx<br />
    6. 6. What else in Windows 7/2K8 R2<br />Snap<br />Shake<br />Libraries<br />Windows Task Bar<br />Pinning<br />Jump List<br />Peak (requires Aero)<br />
    7. 7. Does W7 experience = aero?<br />
    8. 8. No Aero<br />
    9. 9. Aero<br />
    10. 10. No Aero<br />
    11. 11. Aero<br />
    12. 12. No Aero<br />
    13. 13. Aero<br />
    14. 14. Aero only<br />
    15. 15. Aero hardware requirements<br />1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor<br />1 gigabyte (GB) of random access memory (RAM)<br />128-megabyte (MB) graphics card<br />Aero also requires a DirectX 9 class graphics processor that supports a WindowsDisplay Driver Model Driver, Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware, and 32 bits per pixel.<br />
    16. 16. Aero hardware requirements<br />If you require Aero<br />Physical hardware<br />GPU virtualization<br />GPU pass-through <br />Aero redirection<br />In my experience<br />Glass looks better than non-glass<br />Most users won't notice the difference<br />
    17. 17. Windows 2008 R2 makeover<br />
    18. 18. Go from this<br />
    19. 19. To this<br />
    20. 20. How do I do it?<br />Do it manually<br />http://www.win2008r2workstation.com/<br />From Citrix<br />App Delivery Setup Tools in XenApp 6.5 TP<br />XenApp 6 Service Provider Automation Pack<br />Citrix code share http://community.citrix.com/display/CSP/Code+Share<br />
    21. 21. Manual steps<br />Install MS hotfix 977944<br />Install Desktop Experience feature<br />Start Themes service (set to automatic)<br />Apply Windows 7 theme and background<br />Win7 themes C:WindowsWebWallpaper<br />Customize Windows taskbar items<br />Folder location and registry keys <br />Check out Pierre's VUEM<br />
    22. 22. Win2008r2workstation.com<br />Boot screen<br />Logon screen<br />Startup sounds<br />Sidebar<br />Missing games<br />Even have a conversion tool<br />
    23. 23. As part of Citrix XenApp 6.5 TP<br />
    24. 24. App Delivery Setup Tools<br />Also part of the XenApp 6 Service Provider Automation Pack released on 5/23/2011 <br />
    25. 25. Install-CtxDesktopExperience.ps1<br />Adds Desktop Experience & XPS Viewer <br />Moves Citrix Administration tools folder<br />Creates a new Windows Theme and default wallpaper<br />Starts Windows Themes service and configures it to start automatically<br />Then runs CommonDesktopExperience.ps1<br />
    26. 26. CommonDesktopExperience.ps1<br />Sets Themes service to automatic & starts <br />Backs up existing user tile and copies a new user tile to user.jpg<br />
    27. 27. New-CtxManagedDesktopGPO.ps1<br />This powershell script not important to delivering Windows 7 look and feel<br />Creates GPO's that allow lockdown and personalization of shared desktop<br />
    28. 28. Enable-CtxDesktopExperienceUser.ps1<br />Customizes the task bar<br />Has error checking not to double create links<br />Removes server manager & powershell links<br />Adds IE & media player links<br />Applied at login via a GPO<br />
    29. 29. Citrix code share site<br />http://community.citrix.com/display/CSP/Code+Share<br />
    30. 30. My advice <br />Forget about Aero<br />Download XenApp 6 Service Provider Automation Pack <br />https://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/details.asp?downloadId=2311403&productId=186#top<br />Customize scripts to fit your environment<br />Desktop Experience feature/themes service<br />Windows taskbar scripts<br />
    31. 31. Until VDI is affordable use this <br />
    32. 32. Slide deck<br />Blog.Lewan.com<br />Posted shortly!<br />

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