Poor Performance with Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Deep Compression

Symptom:

When using XenDesktop 7.6 on Windows Server 2008R2 with Citrix Receiver 13.0.4, 13.1.4 or 13.2.1 with H.264 Deep Compression Codec, dragged Windows lag and the performance is generally poor.

Problem:

Server and/or client do not have enough computing power for the H.264 Deep Compression Codec.

Solution:

Enable the legacy graphics mode on the XenDesktop 7.6 server via a policy.

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