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Citrix® XenApp® 6.5 Expert Cookbook by Esther Barthel MSc

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Enabling the Windows 7 look and feel desktop theme

This recipe will show you how to enable the Windows 7 look and feel desktop theme for published desktops on CXA Servers. By default, the Windows 7 look and feel desktop theme is not enabled on Windows Server 2008 R2 Servers.

Getting ready

To enable the Windows 7 look and feel theme for published desktops, both Windows features and XenApp-installed components are required.

To enable the Windows 7 look and feel theme for Windows Server 2008 R2 servers, the Desktop Experience feature must be installed. You can check if the feature is installed by running the following PowerShell command:

# Import the Server Manager module with corresponding cmdlets
Import-Module ServerManager
# Show the feature setting ...

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