Work: Remote Desktop Home: 2 PC's - Work desktop has different layout

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At Home the user remote desktop through VPN to work PC - One home PC has one desktop layout for the work PC and another PC has different layout.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
Normal. If you use RDP through VPN, the work computer will be logged off and logged in as the remote user.

Sounds all normal to me. What is your question?
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The user expected to have the same desktop layout as they do when they are logged in at work. They are using the same work login credentials. Seems like it should be the same layout.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Assuming they use Windows RDP they should have the same programs available as they do at work. The layout of the icons may be rearranged because of resolution changes. I fit my icons into an 800x600 space to avoid this.
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Commented:
Did you check the user?

I have confirmed that the Desktop is the same. Icon layout can vary depending on resolution.

Did they get logged in with a Temporary Profile?
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I will be able to check with user on Tuesday.
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User is happy with response, thanks
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.

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