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  • Hi,

    I have a problem where on certain (seemingly random) user accounts, the taskbar appears at the top of the screen.

    We run Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 on our workstations.

    I have tried using an elevated command prompt when logged in as the user to edit the registry entry that governs where the taskbar is put, and restarting explorer.exe, but it doesn't move it back.

    My question is - has anyone else ever experienced this and/or does anyone know a way of fixing it, short of recreating the user's account?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jon Davies

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:37 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jon Davies,

    If we disable the lock all taskbar setting, we will be able to set any taskbar setting that is not prevented by another policy settings.

    You may see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Unlock-and-move-the-taskbar to unlock and move the taskbar where you want it.

    This problem may occurs because the function to move the taskbar is triggered incorrectly.

    You may try the hotfix below to check the issue:

    FIX: Locked taskbar moves to the top of the screen in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2877985

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    Blair Deng
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Monday, December 23, 2013 8:29 AM
    Sunday, December 15, 2013 9:41 AM

All replies

  • I've never heard of it. Maybe something involved with group policy assuming these machines are all on the domain. Is this happening for all people who log into these machines? Both servers and Windows 7?

    Friday, December 13, 2013 12:49 AM
  • Hi Jon Davies,

    If we disable the lock all taskbar setting, we will be able to set any taskbar setting that is not prevented by another policy settings.

    You may see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Unlock-and-move-the-taskbar to unlock and move the taskbar where you want it.

    This problem may occurs because the function to move the taskbar is triggered incorrectly.

    You may try the hotfix below to check the issue:

    FIX: Locked taskbar moves to the top of the screen in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2877985

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    Blair Deng
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Monday, December 23, 2013 8:29 AM
    Sunday, December 15, 2013 9:41 AM