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I followed the instructions on question 41846 (How to show window contents while dragging in Windows Server 2008 R2?), that is:

  • Open the System Properties dialog (I have to enter the Administrator's password for that).
  • In the Performance fieldset, click the Settings button to open the Performance Options dialog.
  • On the Visual Effects tab, press the Adjust for best appearance radio button.

I've done this once for the Administrator and the settings are remembered after a reboot. For other users, I have to do it after every reboot. However, the checkboxes in the list are all checked.

How can I make Windows Server 2008 R2 remember and use the Visual Effects settings for non-admin users?

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possible duplicate of Moving and resizing windows with contents preserved –  Oswald Jun 14 '11 at 11:34
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Try giving the users temporary admin rights, change the settings as per How to show window contents while dragging in Windows Server 2008 R2? article, restart the computer and remove the admin rights.

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This is not the solution that I hoped for (that's why I didn't even think about it). It's quite a hassle to do this for each new user. But it works. –  Oswald Jun 22 '11 at 13:32
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