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We would like to set the recommended screen resolution for attached monitors during automatic OSD of Windows 7.

As we have a variety of monitors with different resolutions we can't set a fixed value within unattend.xml/customsettings.ini.

After installation we could log on to each of our 500 PCs and manually set the screen resolution which is marked as "recommended", which would consume much time however...

Is there any other way of setting the recommended screen resolution for each display type automatically, for example using a script?

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Thank you.

Unfortunately this tool doesn't set the "recommended" value which is shown in Windows 7 display settings.

We have to set up 500 PCs with different monitors/resolutions. The tool/script has to find out itself (possibly via WMI), what the recommended display settings for the attached monitor are.

Any idea?
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use Display Switch Platinum which runs in the
system tray and allows users (who have no access to display
properties) the ability to easily switch resolutions. Beware though
that sometimes they can set it out of the monitors range and then the
"last known good profile" is needed.

http://www.download.com/DisplaySwitc...ml?tag=lst-0-2
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if you gonna create  some script, this tool can help

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

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Thanks, M3rc74.

We would like to set the display settings automatically, without any user interaction.

Windows recognizes possible resolution settings. If I attach a 1280x1024-Monitor, the upper value of resolution settings shows up as "1280x1024 (recommended)", if I attach a 1680x1050-Monitor the upper value is "1680x1024 (recommended)". So I always just have to pull the slider to the upper value. I would like to spare our users the hassle.

That's why I'm looking for a tool, which sets the upper (recommended) value automatically, depending on the attached monitor.

Any idea?
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You mentioned nircmd.

We could use something like "nircmd.exe setdisplay 800 600 24" but we don't know the attached monitor in advance.

Something like "nircmd.exe setdisplay maxres" would be nict. Unfortunately, such a command doesn't exist.
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Ask question on scripting or programming group how to create script

to read max display resolution, and then use nircmd with output
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