Quick Fix – Dissapearing Icons – Windows 7

Customer had reported to me that their Icons had dissapeard for the second week in a row on a Monday morning…

Weird I thought.

Maintenance Microsoft thinks..

It seems if you have more than 4 ‘broken’ shortcuts on your desktop Microsoft will clean them up for you.

Microsoft defines broken as a shortcut to unavailable resource.

I can see the value of that – in theorey, but imagine this – a customer with a laptop who links directly to shared folders on their corporate LAN, all those links are broken come monday morning.

Not the best idea i have seen implemented in Windows 7.

Anyway, great article here for hints and tips on making the best of Windows 7 maintenance.

http://www.verboon.info/index.php/2010/11/control-windows-7-scheduled-maintenance-behavior-through-group-policy/

Update: If you do not have the Scheduled Maintenance policy in your GPMC, you may need to copy sdiagschd.admx and sdiagschd.adml from a client computer to the domain policy store, or Servers PolicyDefinitions folder.

About Robert Pearman
Robert Pearman is a UK based Small Business Server enthusiast. He has been working within the SMB IT Industry for what feels like forever. Robert likes Piña colada and taking walks in the rain, on occasion he also enjoys writing about Small Business Technology like Windows Server Essentials or more recently writing PowerShell Scripts. If you're in trouble, and you can find him, maybe you can ask him a question.

One Response to Quick Fix – Dissapearing Icons – Windows 7

  1. Reblogged this on Title (Required) and commented:

    Updated to include information on the ADMX templates.

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