Customise Icon on Network Share

Trying to change the folder Icon for a folder on a shared network folder on the server.
However, when changing the properties for the folder it doesn't change the icon.
The new Icon is located within the folder we're trying to change, the client also has full permissions for the shared folder.
PCs are running on Windows 7 and server is windows server 2008.

This is what I've tried so far:
Changing it from the server as the administrator, which didn't work.

Copying it to the desktop as the administrator and changing it, which works, but when copied back to the  server it reverts to default folder icon.
changing it on the client PC, no change.

copying it to the desktop on the clients PC, same result as when done with admin account.
Have also tried on a different server, and it works fine.


Thanks for any help in advance guys!
itd-helpdeskMSPAsked:
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Mr TorturSystem EngineerCommented:
Hi,

Well, first, I don't see the point of doing this, I mean, this is really a detail, but that is your question and I will try to help you.

Second, if you manage to make it work fine on another server, what is the difference between this server and the other one ? Windows version ?
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itd-helpdeskMSPAuthor Commented:
Nope, it's the same server version and the same windows version.
I believe both servers are setup the same, and when we tested it on the other server it was with a user account with the same levels of permissions on the local machine and the network share.
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Mr TorturSystem EngineerCommented:
Ok.
Maybe a difference in (local) security policy then. This different behaviour is weird.

Did you use the unc path to the icon when you customize your folder icon ?
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itd-helpdeskMSPAuthor Commented:
I've tried both the UNC path and also the LFS path and received the same results with both.
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Mr TorturSystem EngineerCommented:
Server version is 2008R1 or R2 ?
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itd-helpdeskMSPAuthor Commented:
R2
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itd-helpdeskMSPAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much for your assistance, the issue is now resolved.

I created a new folder as the administrator on the clients PC, made the changes and then copied the data from the server into the new file and copied that back to the server.

This, for some reason, kept all the settings across all users.
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