Desktop Icons and Taskbar Keep Remote User's Settings After the User Logs Off Remote Desktop

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

This article was previously published under Q307078
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
SYMPTOMS
When you as a remote user log on to a remote session by using Remote Desktop, the icons and the taskbar on the remote computer still reflect your settings even after you log off and a local user logs on.
CAUSE
This behavior can occur because the remote session saves the desktop icons and taskbar positions in the current user profile.
RESOLUTION
To work around this issue, after a remote user logs off, the local user must resize or rearrange the desktop icons and taskbar settings to restore them to their previous positions.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Properties

Article ID: 307078 - Last Review: 12/06/2015 05:16:35 - Revision: 1.4

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

  • kbnosurvey kbarchive kbdisplay kbnetwork kbprb kbui KB307078
Feedback