How to enable the Clear Type setting for all of my terminal Server users accessing the application on 2008R2 servers

Enable the Clear Type setting for all of my terminal Server users

All the Users accessing the published application should be able to see a clear text .
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Carl WebsterCommented:
Read the performance impact first:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2006/09/08/747023.aspx

https://www.sepago.com/blog/2007/08/19/bandwidth-requirements-for-cleartype-over-rdp

https://www.sepago.com/blog/2007/09/19/cleartype-bandwidth-revisited-testing-32-bit-color-depth

In a GPO:

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Remote Session Environment -> Do not allow font smoothing

This policy setting allows you to specify whether font smoothing is allowed for remote connections.

Font smoothing provides ClearType functionality for a remote connection. ClearType is a technology for displaying computer fonts so that they appear clear and smooth, especially when you are using an LCD monitor. Because font smoothing requires additional bandwidth resources, not allowing font smoothing for remote connections can improve connection performance, particularly over slow links.
               
By default, font smoothing is allowed for remote connections. You can configure font smoothing on the Experience tab in Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) or by using the "allow font smoothing" setting in a Remote Desktop Protocol (.rdp) file.
               
If you enable this policy setting, font smoothing will not be allowed for remote connections, even if font smoothing is enabled in RDC or in the .rdp file.  
               
If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, font smoothing is allowed for remote connections.
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Citrix USerAuthor Commented:
Thank you Carl.
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Citrix USerAuthor Commented:
Carl,

   I applied the below setting in both  1)not configured mode ,  2) disable mode ...but when user RDP's to the server Font smoothing is not applied.

GPO setting applied.
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Remote Session Environment -> Do not allow font smoothing



how ever when I did RDP to the server using this settings (  configure font smoothing on the Experience tab in Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) or by using the "allow font smoothing" )  Font smotting works .

Any suggestions.

Thanks.
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Citrix USerAuthor Commented:
Solved:

 - After setting the Do not allow font smoothing (to Not configured),  when the user logged on to the server he was not able to view to see the difference.

 But when published the application or the desktop to the user , the user was able to see the clear type (font smooting) .

 Note - If you enable ClearType font smoothing on the server, you are not forcing user devices to use ClearType font smoothing. You are enabling the server to support ClearType font smoothing on user devices that have it enabled locally and are using Receiver.

Source - http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/receiver/windows/3-3/ica-improve-the-user-experience-v2.html
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