I have a default Ubuntu 16.04.02 desktop installation.
Only additional installed software are openssh-server and Tigervnc
RealVNC viewer works fine from a windows machine, with the Unity desktop appearing on login.
PROBLEM: I installed Intel Graphics drivers 2.02 on the machine using Intel Graphics Update Tool and restarted.
Now, when I login to the machine from Windows via RealVNC, the Unity desktop does not appear. I get the wallpaper and the rightclick menu works to open a terminal, but no launcher, panel etc...
This article helped somewhat but is geared to 14.04 and does not launch the up-to-date unity desktop on the client: How to make VNC Server work with ubuntu-desktop without xfce
I, too, do not want to use xfce4.
Any help greatly appreciated.