Vista background will not stick

Seems like a trivial thing to set up, but frustrated how long I keep trying this without success.  I have two  machines in my garage, both with Vista Ultra SP1, both are accessed using TightVNC client.  The access utility has the same Options and Configuration settings.  Just to make sure I always know which machine I am looking at I put a JPG file on each, one the number "5" and one the number "3."  I selected 5.JPG as background for machine 5 with no problems.  When I do the same for machine 3 it looks fine, but when I kill the VNC connection and log back in the 3.JPG is not used, instead the solid color background I started with.
Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

seems something is wrong with the OS
try running sfc, or even a repair :            SFC in Vista      repair Vista
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
check your vnc settings. from 5 to 3 you are probably disabling the background

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Just to be sure, David, I have taken screen shots of the VNC setups to compare and they are identical.
Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking

While there were several headline-grabbing ransomware attacks during in 2017, another big threat started appearing at the same time that didn’t get the same coverage – illicit cryptomining.

Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Did both nobus, no trouble found, no change.
Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
You were right David, but I thought you meant on the client side at log in.  I finally looked at TightVNC Configuration on the server, which I obviously don't see until after log in, and saw that I had "Hide server background" checked.  Unchecked it, now all is well.  Thanks, as always.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
that setting can be in either place.
Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Not on my version of the client side.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Vista

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.