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icons missing on desktop after file server and DC rebooted

Posted on 2013-05-13
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Hello Experts,

I have an environment with a Windows 2008r2 DC and File server.  I have GPOs setup with folder redirection for desktop, my documents and favorites.  Most of the clients are Windows XP, a few Windows 7.

When I reboot the DC and file server and a user is still logged into Windows their icons disappear until the log out of Windows and log in again.

Is this normal?  Should the icons remain on the screen?  Is there something that is in error?
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It is completely normal because they lose connection to the servers where their files are located. The only way to fix this would be to turn on offline files on the machines so that it has a local cache of the files that are hosted on the servers for when they reboot.

It would be the same as having a share hosted on the server open on a computer and rebooting the server. You would lose connection to the share and it would show offline.
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