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Windows 7 won't save desktop

    Question

  • Hi,

    I done a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate and added the pc to a domain no problem. Logged on as the domain user (domain administrator win2003 domain) I find that my desktop settings i.e. theme and new shortcuts dissapear after a log off/on.

    Andy ideas?

    Thanks.
     
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 7:55 PM

Answers

  • Hi, solved it by right mouse clicking desktop, then click on personalize, then click ease of access centre, then click change administrive settings, then check the box that says Apply all settings to desktop :-)
    • Marked as answer by andypandy1962 Friday, January 15, 2010 5:58 PM
    Friday, January 15, 2010 5:58 PM
  • Hi, solved it by right mouse clicking desktop, then click on personalize, then click ease of access centre, then click change administrive settings, then check the box that says Apply all settings to desktop :-)
    • Marked as answer by andypandy1962 Friday, January 15, 2010 5:59 PM
    Friday, January 15, 2010 5:59 PM

All replies

  • Is there a GPO at the domain level that's clearing your settings at exit?
    MCSE, MCSA, MCDST [If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" or "Helpful" button at the top of this message. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.]
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:26 PM
  • No, this also is the only Win7 pc all others are XP Pro or Win 2003 Server,  and they don't have this problem. Thanks.
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:51 PM
  • I'll work on the theme idea later. The shortcuts - what did they point to? By chance it wasn't network drives was it?
    MCSE, MCSA, MCDST [If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" or "Helpful" button at the top of this message. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.]
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 11:20 PM
  • Hi andy,

    I assume that you logged on a roaming profile, the roaming profile isn't saved to the server. To troubleshoot this kind of issue, I recommend you to manually delete the domain profile and log on to re-create the user profile.

    You may need to locate the following registry and delete the user account.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    Best Regards
    Dale
    Friday, January 15, 2010 7:35 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi, solved it by right mouse clicking desktop, then click on personalize, then click ease of access centre, then click change administrive settings, then check the box that says Apply all settings to desktop :-)
    • Marked as answer by andypandy1962 Friday, January 15, 2010 5:58 PM
    Friday, January 15, 2010 5:58 PM
  • Hi, solved it by right mouse clicking desktop, then click on personalize, then click ease of access centre, then click change administrive settings, then check the box that says Apply all settings to desktop :-)
    • Marked as answer by andypandy1962 Friday, January 15, 2010 5:59 PM
    Friday, January 15, 2010 5:59 PM
  • Thanks for your input :-)
    Friday, January 15, 2010 5:59 PM
  • Thanks for your input :-)
    Friday, January 15, 2010 6:00 PM
  • Awesome, worked for me as well! Thanks for posting this!

    Paulie

    Monday, June 18, 2012 3:50 PM