B.6 Using the Aero Theme on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 devices

To enhance the performance of a remote session, Remote Management uses a mirror driver to detect the changes on the screen. If the mirror driver is not compatible with the Aero desktop theme, an attempt to load the mirror driver on a device that has the Aero theme enabled switches the device to the default desktop theme. This might affect the user experience, so it is not recommended to use Aero theme on a device that you want to remotely manage.

If you would like to retain the Aero theme during the remote session of the managed device, then disable the mirror driver on the device. To disable the mirror driver, deselect the Enable Optimization Driver setting on the device. For more information on the Enable Optimization Driver setting, see Configuring the Remote Management Settings at the Zone Level.

However, enabling the Aero theme on the managed device might degrade the performance of the remote session on the device.