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After you connect to the console session on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer by using the Remote Desktop client, screen updates may be delayed, and the computer may seem to be unresponsive. Right-clicking the desktop can force delayed updates to appear.
This problem should occur only if a specific Win32 function (EnumDisplaySettings) is called while a previous RDP session to the console is disconnected.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
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 this specific problem. 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:
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. The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name Platform SP -------------------------------------------------------------------- 18-Dec-2002 19:03 5.1.2600.108 87,048 Rdpdd.dll x86 none 20-Dec-2002 21:55 5.1.2600.1152 87,304 Rdpdd.dll x86 1 18-Dec-2002 19:03 5.1.2600.108 259,976 Rdpdd.dll IA64 none 05-Dec-2002 01:28 5.1.2600.1148 261,128 Rdpdd.dll IA64 1
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
When this problem occurs, the computer does not seem to be affected in any other way (for example, CPU usage is typical). You can clear the condition with an interactive logon (at the physical console).
To determine if this problem is occurring, start a command prompt and type some characters. If the problem is occurring, the characters appear only after you right-click the desktop.
The Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) Inventory agent uses the Win32_DisplayControllerConfiguration and Win32_VideoController WMI classes. These WMI classes use the affected function. Because the agent runs regularly in the background (as a service), it triggers the problem if a remote console session is left disconnected.