If you are using Terminal or Remote Desktop Server (Windows 2008 and 2008 R2), you can update the default from 16-bit to 32-bit by

  1. Administrative Tools > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration.
  2. Double click RDP-Tcp in the Connections box.
  3. Select Client Settings
  4. Under Colour Depth untick Limit Maximum Colour Depth.
  5. Icons will display the next time the connection is run
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Last modified: Nov 12, 2019