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


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.


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


Click Enabled.

Then its all over Smile