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I just installed WSUS onto my windows server 2008 and after the install some of the desktop icons turned transparent.  How do I turn them back to non-transparent? Screengrab
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by:bloodygonzo
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Have you tried a reboot?
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by:GreyHippo
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Not yet
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by:bloodygonzo
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The reason I asked is this just happened to me last week when added a feature to a 2008 server. After bouncing icons all returned.
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by:GreyHippo
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I will have to wait to lunchtime.
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I restarted server and the icons are still transparent
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Hi GreyHippo,

maybe your Icon-Cache is corrupt or damaged. You can try to rebuild it by deleting it and re-starting explore process - take a look here about further info: http://smallvoid.com/article/windows-icon-cache.html

I don't exactly know where this icon cache is located in Windows Server 2008, but I guess it should be the same as in Vista/7 in C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Local\IconCache.db

Hope that helps,

ZOPPO
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by:rhinoceros
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>>I just installed WSUS onto my windows server 2008..

Have you checked your server 's CPU or Memory, which has enough resources to support your WSUS service?

Sometime I also have the same case when the service is top loading. Now try to turn off WSUS service (DIsabled), and then reboot....  what's an outcome ?


More info:
Determine WSUS Capacity Requirements
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708483(WS.10).aspx

Problems with high CPU, w3wp.exe and WSUS
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_23903695.html
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by:GreyHippo
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Thanks Zoppo, that worked.
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