December 18, 2007
I frequently use Remote Desktop (RDP/Terminal Services) to access my machines running Vista SP1 RTM. 90% of the time, after connecting, I get this annoying problem with the Start bar:
Only the Start button itself is visible.
This happens on all my Vista machines, both SP0 and SP1 This happens no matter what version of Remote Desktop I am using, the XP version or the “new” Vista one It only appears to happen when the computer was originally using the Aero DWM composition engine and originally in a different resolution to what I am asking the Remote Desktop session to render It happens wether or not the taskbar is at the top or bottom of the screen So far the only way to get the taskbar back I have found is to click the lonely Start button, click Windows Security, choose Start Task Manager, kill the explorer.