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Loss of ability to change icons

By Jadium ·
Just recently on our Windows 2000 Terminal Server running Citrix our program icons started to change. Specifically our office icons, but there are a few others too. The icons are now generic file icons. I attempted to go into folder options and manually change the incorrect icons, but all of my options to change anything about a file type are greyed out. I am effectively locked out of making icon changes. I have attempted to these changes as a Domain admin, and as the local admin on the server.

The only change instituted on this server was the addition of roaming profiles for some of our users. None of these users has a Domain Admin account, and no user is a member of the local admin group on the server.

I ran AdAware and Spybot, and came up with nothing.

At this point, I am at a loss. I need to be able to change my icons back without reinstalling all of these programs. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.


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by Jadium In reply to Loss of ability to change ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Loss of ability to change ...

Have you checked the server for viruses?
What about GPO settings?

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by Jadium In reply to

I have run virus scans with no results, the only GPO changes I have made concern folder redirection with my romaing users. This GPO is pointing at my roaming OU, and not at my Terminal Servers OU.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Loss of ability to change ...


If your MS-Office icons have changed, then you should be able to run a Repair of MS-Office from Add/Remove Programs. The repair scans for errors in the installation and fixes them.

Good luck

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by Jadium In reply to

I could just run a repair for MS-Office, but I would like to be able to find out why I am locked out of changing multiple icons. Thank you for your help though!

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by ddao In reply to Loss of ability to change ...

Make sure you have full permissions to the box: Open "my computer", right click a drive, properties, security tab, select the user, make sure full control is checked. Make sure your permission propergate to the sub directories also. Do this full all the drive you need accesst ot. Then go back to folder options and change the icons. I hope this helps.

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by Jadium In reply to

I am logged on as Domain Admin, I have full permissions on all drives.

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