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Active Desktop Recovery Error

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  • Dear John,

    I have a group policy on my network that forces the company wallpaper on to everybody's desktops.  Every so often a user will log in and they get this error message saying:
     "Active Desktop Recovery."  

    Then there is a button that says "Restore my Active Desktop."  When you click on that button, you get another error message that says
    "An error has occured in the script on this page."  

    Then it has a section that says
    URL: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/%username%/Application%20Data/Microsoft/Internet%20Explorer/Desktop.htt.  At the bottom of that has a yes and no button and neither button fixes this problem.  

    HERE'S WHAT I'VE TRIED SO FAR FROM READING SUGGESTIONS ONLINE:
    1) Delete the Desktop.htt file from the respective user's profile and restart (DID NOT WORK)
    2) Change the screen resolution, then change it back and restart (DID NOT WORK)
    3) Go to Regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components and change the key value "DeskHtmlVersion REG_DWORD 0x00000110(272) to 0.  Close regedit, then restart the computer (DID NOT WORK).

    4)Re-create the user's profile and copy the data from the old profile to the new one.  This works, but you lose all kinds of settings, as I only copy the FAVORITES, MY DOCUMENTS, & DESKTOP folders from the user's old profile.

    SO I Guess my question is.  Does anybody have a fix for this Active Desktop problem that does not involve creating a new profile.. and 2) If I do have to create a new profile, what file or folders is it exactly that causes this Active Desktop message to be displayed?!

     

    Shailendra DEv

     

    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 6:05 AM

Answers

  • 1-- OPEN NOTEPAD

    2-- COPY PASTE

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001

    strComputer = "."
    Set objReg = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
    strKeyPath = "Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components"
    strValue = "0"
    ValueName = "DeskHtmlVersion"
    objReg.SetDWORDValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath, ValueName, strValue

     

    3-- SAVE AS SHAILENDRA GENIOUS.VBS

    4-- DOUBLE CLICK THE VBS FILE 

    5-- REFRESH DESKTOP AND TADA ACTIVE DESKTOP GONE FISHING........  :-)

    Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:37 AM

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  • 1-- OPEN NOTEPAD

    2-- COPY PASTE

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001

    strComputer = "."
    Set objReg = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
    strKeyPath = "Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components"
    strValue = "0"
    ValueName = "DeskHtmlVersion"
    objReg.SetDWORDValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath, ValueName, strValue

     

    3-- SAVE AS SHAILENDRA GENIOUS.VBS

    4-- DOUBLE CLICK THE VBS FILE 

    5-- REFRESH DESKTOP AND TADA ACTIVE DESKTOP GONE FISHING........  :-)

    Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:37 AM
  • Thanks Dilshah... This worked like a charm.
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 7:26 AM
  • THANKS A MILLION

    THIS PROCEDURE TO FIX THE ERROR SCRIPT WORKS GREAT

    NOW MY DESKTOP LOOK GREAT AND DA ACTIVE DESKTOP MESSAGE GONE

    I GIV YOU TEN OF TEN POINTS 4 THE HELP

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:08 PM
  • this is fantastic,thanks.
    Saturday, June 22, 2013 2:36 AM
  • Hello all

    This is a working solution please use this 

    • Proposed as answer by Gaurao Domle Saturday, December 07, 2013 6:07 AM
    Saturday, December 07, 2013 6:07 AM
  • Thank you very much!   Worked like a charm!
    Wednesday, September 03, 2014 1:18 PM