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When my consultant remotely accesses my computer all my desktop icons are moved around.  This only happens to me - not others in the office.  What causes this and how can I stop it. It is very annoying.
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Question by:Melanie Scheibenpflug
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Tyler Brooks earned 500 total points (awarded by participants)
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Usually this occurs because he is remoting in using a different display resolution than your desktop is set to normally. The easiest thing would be to have him modify the resolution settings in his RDP session settings to match yours. If this isn't possible there is 3rd party software out there that can allow you to save a desktop layout and restore it after this occurs. It may only be occurring with you because either your display settings are different or he is used a saved RDP connection and somehow this setting got changed by accident.
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by:Melanie Scheibenpflug
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Thank you -
I will try that out later.  I didn't think his was different than the others in the office but it is possible.
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I set my desktop icons to work in 1024x768 without changing and that normally works.

I remote into a client machine that I use and it does not change icon layout.
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In my case when ever this happened, it was due to different display resolution between source and target machine, see if you can manage to get same resolution.
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This is indeed expected behaviour with RDP and different screen resolutions.
Just save the desktop views, and restore it each time the other one has logged in: http://www.softwareok.com/?Download=DesktopOK
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by:Melanie Scheibenpflug
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Will try these options.
Thank you
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Solutions offered work.
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