How to Fix RDP Session Flickering

In this post, we are devoted to fixing the issue “RDP session flickering” by disabling User Account Control, adding a registry key...


By Ellie / Updated on November 24, 2022

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RDP session flickering

Hi, everyone. I have to say I’m experiencing a quite annoying bug when I RDP to a server. I connected to more than one session, then my screen begins to be flickering fast and then it turns to black. What’s going on? I totally have no idea.

4 solutions for RDP session flickering

According to some research, we found that the issue occurs when the user RDP to multiple servers. To fix the RDP session flickering, we provide 4 solutions disabling UAC, and adding a registry key... to quickly help you out of the issue. Have a look at the concrete steps.

Solution 1. Disable User Account Control (UAC)

User Account(UAC) is the main cause of the issue "RDP session flickering", which may prevent inadvertent changes to system settings. Therefore, the Remote Desktop with RDP session flickering can be fixed by disabling it. After that, reboot the PC and then you are able to log in with multiple sessions.

Step 1. Press Win + R and then input “control panel”.

Run Control Panel

Step 2. Double-click on User Accounts.

User Accounts

Step 3. Click on Change User Account Control settings.

Change User Account Settings

Step 4. To turn UAC off, drag the slider down to Never notify and click OK.

Never Notify Me

Step 5. Reboot your computer for the change to take effect.

Solution 2. Add a registry key

According to some users, they found that adding a registry key help them successfully fix the issue. So, we can have a try to check whether it useful.

Step 1. Press Win + R and then type “regedit”, click on OK.

Run Box Regedit

Step 2. Navigation:


Step 3. Right Click on the right pane and then click on “New”> “DWORD(32-bit) Value”, name it as  “NoRemoteChangeNotify”.

New DWORD Value

Step 4. Double click on the registry key, and then change the value date to 1. Select Decimal.


Step 5. Reboot the PC to check whether the issue MSTSC within RDP session fast flickering on Windows 7/8/9/10/11 persists.

Solution 3. Run SFC scan and enable Group Policy

Running an SFC scan can check or repair corrupted files in the system. Apart from that, if you enable “Turn off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files”, the File Explorer does not create, read from, or write to thumbs.db files. Follow the concrete steps.

Step 1. Search cmd in the search box and then right-click on the option, click on “Run as administrator”.


Step 2. Input “sfc/scannow” and then press the “Enter” key.

Run SFC Scannow

Step 3. Once the SFC scan is completed, press Win + R and then input “gpedit.msc” and then press the “Enter” key.

Run Box Gpedit

Step 4. Navigation:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > then either Windows Explorer (Windows Vista/7) or File Explorer (Windows 8).

Step 5. Double-click on “Turn off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files”.

Turn off the Caching

Step 6. Tick “Enabled”, and then click on “OK”. Then Remote Desktop with RDP session flickering would be solved.

Enable Turn Off the Caching

Final solution: completely get rid of the trouble-- AnyViewer

Are the 3 solutions above fix your issue? If you are still struggling to find ways to deal with mstsc within RDP session flickering in windows 11, 10, 8, 7..., have a look at remote access software--AnyViewer.

With the easy operation, fast connection, free charge and without the limitation of the same LAN, AnyViewer can truly help you realize multiple remote control and access. In addition, it’s workable for Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 R2. Keep reading to see how it works.

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
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Realize remote access with one click [Most recommended]

Step 1. Sign up for an AnyViewer account and then sign in to this account on the two computers. Once logged in, the PC will be assigned to the account automatically. 

Log in AnyViewer

Step 2.   On the client computer,  go to "Device", click the PC that you need to control, and click "One-click control" to achieve remote connection with one click. 


Step 3. Now the remote control is successfully established. The host PC can be controlled without any problem.

Get Remote access by access code 

Way 1. Input security code

Step 1. On the host computer, open AnyViewer, find Settings on the interface, and then click on it. Then click on “Recipient”, choose the third option “Set my security code”, type in the security code, and then click on “OK”. Return to the main interface.

Accept Remote Control

Step 2. On the client PC, input the device ID of the host PC in the Partner ID box, click on “Connect”.


Step 3. On the client PC, a pop-up window will appear, choose the second option and then input the security code. Click on “OK”. Then you can enjoy a long-lasting connection.

Security Code

Way 2. Send a control request

Step 1. On the client PC, input the device ID of the remote PC, and then click on “Connect”.


Step 2. On the client PC, for the pop-up option, choose the first one “Send a control request to your partner”, and then click on “OK”.

Send a Control Request to Your Partner

Step 3. On the host PC, click on "Allow" to receive the request control, then you can enjoy the remote session without any trouble.

Request to Control Your Device


Through the solutions, you must have already fixed the Remote Desktop flickering. But if the first 3 solutions are not workable for you, it seems that AnyViewer, the final solution, is the best choice for you.