Re: Selected Item in Tree View changed after refresh
I am not sure if this will help you but the details of ITSM008268 (see below) imply that it should be OK at SP17.
Since SP 16, after refreshing a view, highlight record is not the one before refreshing. How to reproduce: Open one client, select one record (not the top one). After refreshing the view, it is found that the highlight record is changed. Fix The current selected item will still be highlighted after refresh. Solved in Service Desk 4.5 SP17.
On my SP17 system the selected item does stay selected.
Can you post a screen shot and check the SP level.