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  Windows Server Hacks: Remotely Enable Remote Desktop
Subject:   Remote Desktop and viewing programs
Date:   2008-09-02 17:03:03
From:   Grasfairy3
Response to: Remote Desktop and viewing programs

The issue is most likely that you are not RDPing into the "console" session (technically session 0). If you add use something like the /console switch(or /admin if you have the new version of RDP, I think it would be RDP version 6) you should then be able to see all of your icons. If you want the full command, I tend to use: mstsc /v:x.x.x.x /console (for new RDP it would be the same but again, replace the /console with /admin. The console session does not really technically exist anymore in Server 2008). This should allow you to now see all of your icons! (I had this same issue in the past :)~ )