Sunday, May 9, 2010

Desktop not Refreshing with Folder Redirection

I have a Windows 2003 terminal server with the desktop being redirected to network share. Whenever users modify or change files on the terminal server, it does not refresh. If a user presses F5 the desktop then updates.

The following registry key from microsoft KB823291 fixes this problem bust must be done per user profile.

1. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

2. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
Type NoSimpleNetIDList, and then press ENTER.

3. On the Edit menu, click Modify.

4. Type 1, and then click OK.

To apply this to all user profiles I created an ADM file by exporting the registry key and using RegtoAdm from NUTS admin tools which I then applied with a loopback policy to the terminal servers.

You can download the NUTS admin tools from here:

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