Hopefully someone can help with this.
Laptop users experience this problem quite often but not regularly.
Network consists of Windows 2003 AD with roaming profiles and offline settings enabled. Laptops are with Windows XP Pro SP3 with latest updates applied.
When they reconnect and sync with network all their desktop icons disappear. Refreshing desktop does its job but unfortunately all shortcuts are auto arranged. Checked the settings and Auto Arrange is not selected with ‘Align to Grid’ and ‘Show Desktop Icons’ only selected. Also checked registry key in [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop]
and "FFlags"=dword:00000225 (Auto Arrange off, Grid on)
I found something that can be change in registry to lock the icons on desktop but can’t confirm if this works. In registry hive
Also saw a lot of suggestions to check 'Lock Web Items on the desktop', but I'm not sure if this will apply to my case since majority of shortcuts points to exe files and office files.
Any suggestions are very welcome.