Active Desktop Recovery error desktop.htt object doesn’t support this action

Windows Server 2003 [Appliance Edition] showed a blank active desktop and was unable to restore the desktop so a quick regedit was needed.

I had a recent issue with one of my work servers, a DELL NAS PowerVault 745N running Windows Server 2003 Appliance Edition. It wasn’t a serious issue, just the wallpaper background of the windows desktop was showing the following error:

Active Desktop Recovery error desktop.htt object doesn’t support this action

There was an option to click to restore your active desktop, but this was unable to restore the active desktop but eventually I found a solution that involved tweaking the registry a little:

1.Go to Run, type regedit and hit enter
2.Go here HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDesktopSafeModeComponents
3.Select the value DeskHtmlVersion
4.Select the Decimal radial button
5.Change the value of 272 to 0
6.Most of the time it might take a few seconds for your background to appear, if not you might need to restart your computer.

Recent queries:

  • desktop htt
  • object doesnt support this action
  • object doesn\t support this action

Author: Scoopz

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