Simple Fix: vSphere Client Performs Slowly on Windows 7

I love these little, “turn off something we turned on” fixes for common problems.  Surfing through VMware’s recent knowledgebase articles today I found 1027836.  That KB is titled vSphere Client performs slowly on a Windows 7 system.

The symptoms suggest that the vSphere Client may experience slow performance when run atop Windows 7, particularly redraws and especially when maximizing the client.

The resolution is rather simple.  Right-click the vSphere Client’s shortcut and choose Properties.  Under the Compatibility tab, select Disable desktop composition.  Then give ‘er a try.

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horseradish (not verified)
on Oct 13, 2010
Disabling desktop composition will turn off Aero Effects (which requires a momentary screen blank on starting & stopping) while vSphere Client is running. Which bothers you more?

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