I have 3 Windows Server 2008 Standard virtual servers on Hyper-V. On 2 of them when I right click the Start menu I get the standard selections: Open, Explore, etc. but on the other I get the same menu you get when you right click the task bar: Toolbars, Task Manager, etc. I cannot figure out how this was changed or how to return it to normal.

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    Are right clicks behaving otherwise correctly on the odd machine? – Matt Simmons Jul 20 '10 at 16:01
  • Yes, other right clicks work as expected. – PBK Jul 21 '10 at 12:12
  • check if the task bar is locked or not – Mister IT Guru Apr 20 '11 at 12:41
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    Does this problem persist outside of the Hyper-V manager? For example, if you try to access the same server via RDP do you get the same results? Could be problem with video in Hyper-V. – Blake Atkinson May 6 '11 at 22:25
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    Are they all at the same service pack level and release number? – SturdyErde May 9 '11 at 17:42

Bit of a long shot but have you tried re-registering your shell.dll?

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

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If you want to clean it up, you can use ShellExView

Ideally, you would want to know where it came from... (the properties might contain details from where it originated from).

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