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How do you change screen resolution in terminal server session?

Posted on 2008-10-23
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a Windows Server 2003 acting as a terinal server.  I need to change some of the user's screen resolution when they log on to the terminal server.  They are connecting using WYSE terminals.  I have changed the resolution on the WYSE terminal but the screen resolution remains the same.  Is there something locking it down in goup policy, etc...
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BrandonGalderisi earned 500 total points
ID: 22790798
That is a RDP client option and is part of the default or saved remote desktop connection template.  This would need changed on the machines, not the server.

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I have changed it in the WYSE terminals but the same resolution comes up when we log back in.  We want 1024 x 768 but we get 800 x 600

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ID: 22791010
Is it possible to connect to server console and look at display settings ?  What resolution is set there ?
With other client aka. RDP from XP, did you get 1024 x 768 ?
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ID: 22791133
The console session is set at 1024 x 768
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by:Mike Lazarus
Mike Lazarus earned 500 total points
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I think only colour depth can be set in Group Policy, not resolution which is taken from the client.

I don't know the Wyse sytem, but does it have a resolution for the terminal and maybe a different one for the RDP connection as per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc776141.aspx

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I think that http:#22790798 answered the question.  Although maybe it wasn't QUITE clear enough.

So I will clarify now that the resolution is set in the Remote Desktop Client SOFTWARE, not in the display settings of the client PC.  On each xp machine, there will be a default.rdp which stores the default values, but if the connection is saved it can be modified as well.
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by:Mike Lazarus
ID: 22967894
Indeed... and the MS confirmation of that is in the link posted in #22800894

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