Desktop icon text loses its “Aero shadow” on Remote Desktop Session Host

Posted on Updated on

(and how to change the desktop icon text color from white to black)

What’s going on? The symptoms.
Typically you have a few icons on your desktop, each one of them having a label with some text indicating what the icon is referring to. When a default Aero theme is active this text has by default a white foreground color and a black shadow. In the first figure you see an example of how this looks like on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Figure 1

Read the rest of this entry »