icons missing text in win 2008 R2

Posted on 2011-10-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am running windows server 2008 R2 datacenter, 3 servers, in a clustered environment.
When i log in as the local admin account, my desktop icons are fine, they have the picture and text, but when I log in with any other username, even a domain admin account, it only displays the picture, no text.  Is this a bug? I've never ran accross this before, is there a way to fix this?
Question by:afacts
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tomago earned 2000 total points
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I bet the problem is due to the security settings on the default font Windows uses for desktop icons (I believe it's Tahoma). Make sure the security settings for the font have the "read & execute" permission for that font, I'm betting regular the others users have no security rights to use the font.

Browse to the "Fonts" folder in "C:\WINDOWS" and give the other users  "Read & Execute" rights for that font.

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afacts earned 0 total points
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how do I do that, because when I go to right click on the fonts folder, there is no security tab.  I'm not sure how to give other uers access to that folder.

Actually, I figured it out, the background picture that was set was all white.  Since the color of the letters is also white, well, then that's why the writting didn't show up.  Thanks for your help.


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I gave you the points for trying.

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