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Desktop icons keep resetting

Posted on 2014-02-06
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I have a site with about 20 Windows 7 Pro workstations, of those, there are about 8 machines that are used by about 15 users. I have folder redirection turned on and control it through a Windows 2008 server. One complaint that I hear often is that when they move from PC to PC, and their desktop icons get messed up.

Most of those machine are similar but some do have different video cards (all of the machines have dual monitors). Because some of the video hardware is different, is this why their icons don't stay where they last moved them to? If not, how can I fix this issue?
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by:Patrick Bogers
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Are the icons limited to the main screen? I mean not spread over multiple screens?
If spread there is a chance booting up Windows processes the profile before it recognizes the second screen which causes the icons to rearrange.
Solution would be limiting icons to primairy screen.
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all of the icons are on the default screen that the system starts up on.
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Then that is ok, are there differences in monitormodes a.k.a. Possible resolution conflicts?
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all the monitors are the same. there are a couple of workstations that don't have an internal 2nd video card but use a USB to DVI video output. There are only a couple as we have issues with slowness with them. We are replacing them as users complain about them.
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Resolution conflicts can occur by different vga controllers. Please check their possible resolutions.
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by:Darr247
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I use UIFriend for that.
I suggest installing the Trial Version on 1 machine and see if it suits your needs.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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I had a friend that insisted on having his icons in specific places and he used icon restore
http://download.cnet.com/Icon-Restore/3000-2072_4-10163499.html
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

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