This absolutely drives me insane.  I can never find anything in this view:

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So here is how to set a GPO to change it to the Small Icons view:

Open Group Policy Management Console

Create a New Policy or edit and existing one and edit it.

Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel.

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Right-Click Always open All Control Panel Items when opening Control Panel.  Then Click Edit from the context menu.

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Click Enabled.

Then its all over Smile