The recommended configuration settings optimize the operating system to enhance overall scalability and performance in a Horizon View implementation. The procedures described in this guide apply to the Windows 7 andWindows 8 operating systems. Scripts and task sequences to optimize both operating systems are included.
Horizon View 5.2 supports Microsoft Windows 8 and the Metro style user interface. Windows 8 offers more options for security and personalization as well as new built-in desktop virtualization capabilities. The new Group Policy templates for Windows 8 enable more control and consistency for desktop users and greatly enhance the Horizon View virtual desktop experience. Horizon View also supports basic gestures in a View Client running on Intel-based Surface tablets.
In Windows 8 there is now a services state change where only the necessary services are running at system startup, with most services marked as Manual (Triggered Start). In this scenario, services are started only when the user accesses a component that requires the triggered service to be started. This improves Windows performance
Windows 7 and Windows 8 Optimization Guide for Horizon View Virtual Desktops