I did a search for this before asking. This thread seems similar but the conditions are different.
A colleague of mine gave me a demo of the Dameware NT Utilities software. I like it and it works great. I have had this installed for about a week or so. It is installed both on my server (SBS '08) and my desktop client (XP).
Starting yesterday, one computer began defaulting itself into 4-bit 640x480 display mode. I was tweaking with settings per some guides on Damewares site to increase scan lines and things to improve performance when remoting in.
I fixed this yesterday by disabling the Dameware (MRC?) display mirror driver in the devices list (not sure if that helped) and then re-installed the correct Nvidia driver package from their website for windows XP. That worked fine, and everything was back to normal on a reboot. Same as the other post, the Gfx card in question is the 7300 GS.
This morning, same issue, but attempting to re-install the Nvidia driver suite has no effect this time. Is this Dameware? Windows? I am running SBS 2008 R2, could it be forcing this setting on the client computer? Bad graphics card? Unfortunately I do not have spare systems to try the gfx card in.
It was suggested elsewhere to fully uninstall the card from the devices list, reboot and re-install it. I am itching to do this but am wary because I do not know if there is something about Dameware that might be forcing this setting at every startup.
Has anyone else ran into a similar display issue with a Remote client?
I would appreciate any assistance you can provide. I have sent a similar email to Dameware support to get their feedback as well.