Desktop icons are unexpectedly rearranged on a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer even though the Auto Arrange setting is turned off

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SYMPTOMS

You configure a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer to log on automatically on startup. However, after the logon process is complete, the icons on the desktop are unexpectedly rearranged. This situation occurs even though the Auto Arrange setting is turned off.

This problem occurs on certain models of computers. It is likely to occur on computers that have an extra-wide screen, such as a screen that supports a 1600 × 900 resolution. This problem may also occur on computers that have hybrid GPUs connected to one monitor.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix on a Windows Vista-based computer, you must have Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or a later service pack installed on the computer. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
No prerequisites are required for Windows Server 2008-based computers.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The Global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.6000.16xxxWindows VistaRTMGDR
    6.0.6000.20xxxWindows VistaRTMLDR
    6.0.6001.18xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1GDR
    6.0.6001.22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.6002.18xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2GDR
    6.0.6002.22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) installed for each environment are listed separately. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Tsddd.dll6.0.6001.2242316,38430-Apr-200910:28x86
Tsddd.dll6.0.6002.2212616,38430-Apr-200910:09x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Tsddd.dll6.0.6001.2242318,43230-Apr-200910:45x64
Tsddd.dll6.0.6002.2212618,43230-Apr-200910:39x64
Tsddd.dll6.0.6001.2242316,38430-Apr-200910:28x86
Tsddd.dll6.0.6002.2212616,38430-Apr-200910:09x86
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Tsddd.dll6.0.6001.2242330,20830-Apr-200910:42IA-64
Tsddd.dll6.0.6002.2212630,20830-Apr-200910:21IA-64
Tsddd.dll6.0.6001.2242316,38430-Apr-200910:28x86
Tsddd.dll6.0.6002.2212616,38430-Apr-200910:09x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

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Properties

Article ID: 961085 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Web Server 2008
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