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Posted on 2013-06-13
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Folks

In one of the site I am managing I have one user connecting both locally (using a Win7 PC) and through RDP (Win2008).

He does not have roaming profiles but we have redirected the Desktop folder to a share using GPO, the idea being to try to maintain unity between his local and virtual desktop, so to say.

This seems to be working fine (i.e. shortcuts created in one or the other environment are indeed showing up as expected) but the positions of the icons are not persevered, much to the irritation of said user.

Any idea what might create this behavior ?
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Here is a explanation:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_26743874.html


Desktop Icon Positons are in thier profile, so as long as nothing is gone waky with the profile, they should be ok. And as long as they arent RDPing into these machines as well, as that will also throw off the icon positions....

Never found a method to prevent it, but an easy fix.....

Save/Restore Desktop icons POSITION with two small Scripts
http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic28677.html

Dips S to save it....
Dips R to restore....

Saves the config of the icons to HKCU\Software\Richter, which can also be transfered to another user profile/machine. I keep a shortcut to Restore and to Save, so if I have RDPd into this machine and got the icons out of whack across both monitors, I can easily restore them.....


Desktop Restore
http://www.midiox.com/index.htm?http://www.midiox.com/desktoprestore.htm

This one integrates a Shell Extension to make it easier......
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by:Alexandre Takacs
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Holly cow ! Did expect that. Let me give it a try ...
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by:Alexandre Takacs
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Ok so there is no easy fix for my issue - thanks
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