Desktop Icons disappear randomly, and NO, it is not the checkbox ‘Show desktop icons’…
The problem and (possible) solution is explained at the Microsoft TechNet forums.
It seems that a service cleaning up broken desktop shortcuts. Maybe the service can not determine very well if the link is broken or not. All involved shortcuts are linked to folder on a network drive.
We will wait for a couple of day to see if this really was the problem.
Server: Small Business 2003 Dutch
Client: Windows 7 64b Dutch
Roaming profiles enabled, with only My Documents redirected.
Update 1: My Customized Solution:
Take a look at this site for manual command:
Then you will see that making an Windows 7 startup script is not very hard to do. This may be helpfull if you have to update multiple computers in a Windows Domain environment.
Go to your NETLOGON share and make a new script file:
# NETLOGON Script: TS_BrokenShortcuts_Customized # Take Ownership of the file takeown /f "C:\Windows\diagnostics\scheduled\Maintenance\TS_BrokenShortcust.ps1" /A # Assign Administrator full access rights icacls "C:\Windows\diagnostics\scheduled\Maintenance\TS_BrokenShortcuts.ps1" /grant "Administrators:F" # Now you can replace the file xcopy "\\server\netlogon\TS_BrokenShortcuts_NEW.ps1" "C:\Windows\diagnostics\scheduled\Maintenance\TS_BrokenShortcuts.ps1" /y
Place also the new ps1 file in you netlogon share. And do not forget to call the new scripts. One possibility to do is by using Group Policy’s: Computer Startup Scripts.