Windows Server 2008 icons, some are fully transparent

Posted on 2011-09-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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
Question by:GreyHippo
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Expert Comment

ID: 36891273
Have you tried a reboot?

Author Comment

ID: 36891298
Not yet

Expert Comment

ID: 36891307
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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Author Comment

ID: 36891553
I will have to wait to lunchtime.

Author Comment

ID: 36944870
I restarted server and the icons are still transparent
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Accepted Solution

Zoppo earned 125 total points
ID: 36955311
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:

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,

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Expert Comment

ID: 36966782
>>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

Problems with high CPU, w3wp.exe and WSUS

Author Closing Comment

ID: 36968003
Thanks Zoppo, that worked.

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