Cure For Blocked Out Text in PDF Files On Terminal Server

I ran into an interesting problem the other day. Users were complaining that they were unable to read their PDF documents while using terminal services (A.K.A Remote Desktop) on a Windows 2000 Server. The documents opened without issue, but when they attempted to scroll down the page, the text became unreadable. It was blocked out like someone had taken a black magic marker and covered the text.

Yelp… helps?

Guest Post by Christyn K.

Picture this. You are driving through a new town on your annual family vacation and in need of both a place to eat dinner and also a hotel for the evening. You exit the freeway and stop at the first restaurant the catches your eye: a local Ma and Pa dive with a $6.95 Salisbury Steak special. After sitting your whole family down for a nourishing meal, you come to realize that the only thing special about the Salisbury Steak is it’s green moldy glow, and the waitress is too indifferent to take it off your bill.…