Image of the Shortcut (.url) on the desktop gets changed when using Remote Desktop

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Symptom



Consider the following scenario:

·         You log in to a Windows 2008 Server using Remote Desktop.

·         You are using a roaming profile.

·         Icons are viewed as Large or Middle size icons (shortcut (.url)) on desktop.

·         You have changed an Icon image to be different than its default icon.

In this scenario when you use remote desktop you notice that the icon that is displayed for Internet shortcut files changes to the default system icon.

Cause



When you log in to Windows 2008 server by using Remote Desktop, Internet Explorer 7 has a limitation in that the .url handler for IExtractIcon will fail all requests for icons larger than 48x48, and if asked for a 48x48 icon, will return a default page icon.

Resolution



Right click on desktop and choose Classic icons from view.

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Article ID: 963682 - Last Review: January 22, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
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