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Windows 2000 server puts out 8 bit color in terminal services

Windows 2000 server puts out 8 bit color in terminal services and I have the latest patches.  I have been told I need to upgrade to 2003 to get the terminal services in 16 bit color.   Is this true ?  

Technicaly I use Rdesktop ( a linux client ).
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CerebellumCommented:
Yes, this is correct. 2003 supports up to 24 bits color. 2000 is limited to 8 bit.



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TIMFOX123Author Commented:

No patches or ways to get around this ?  I get really tired of this !

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CerebellumCommented:
No, not with Windows 20000 Terminal Services.

However, if you only need one client at a time (yourself) and you can set up one dedicated computer for this, Windows XP supports higher resolution for remote desktop. This computer could be set up without monitor, keyboard and display if you like.

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Leif Henriksen
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TIMFOX123Author Commented:
I used VNC !!  

VNC is a bit slow but it is also fre


Thanks for the help .  

You know it really stinks that Microsoft wants me to upgrade my one user network to 2003 for one feature that should have been fixed with a service pack.    
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CerebellumCommented:
Glad you found your solution, and VNC works 'sufficiently well' for most needs as long as you can occupy the server console.

However, I feel ashamed to take the points just for confirming what you already knew :)

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