Turn on bandwidth optimization

This policy setting allows you to improve performance in low bandwidth scenarios.

This setting is incrementally scaled from "No optimization" to "Full optimization". Each incremental setting includes the previous optimization setting.

For example:

"Turn off background" will include the following optimizations:
-No full window drag
-Turn off background

"Full optimization" will include the following optimizations:
-Use 16-bit color (8-bit color in Windows Vista)
-Turn off font smoothing (not supported in Windows Vista)
-No full window drag
-Turn off background

If you enable this policy setting, bandwidth optimization occurs at the level specified.

If you disable this policy setting, application-based settings are used.

If you do not configure this policy setting, application-based settings are used.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
Value NameUseBandwidthOptimization
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Optimize settings for reduced bandwidth:


  1. No optimization
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameOptimizeBandwidth
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value14
  2. No full window drag
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameOptimizeBandwidth
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value12
  3. Turn off background
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameOptimizeBandwidth
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value8
  4. Full optimization
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameOptimizeBandwidth
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0


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