By Vivian / Last Updated January 21, 2022

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 like disabling UAC, 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, 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 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”.

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 fast 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
Secure Download

Step 1. Download and install AnyViewer, open and run it, then you can see the device ID, Settings, etc. from the main interface.

Temporary Code

Step 2. On the host PC, navigate to Settings > Recipient > Set my security code, then type the security code, click on OK and return to the main interface.

Accept Remote Control

Step 3. On the client PC, enter the device ID of the host PC, and then click on “Connect”.


Step 4. Then the client PC will jump to a new window, choose the second option “Input my security code”, and then click on “OK”.

Security Code

Step 5. Now the connection is successfully established.

Note: For the attended access, “Send control request” can help you a lot.


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.