Terminal Server 2008 - Change Display Settings for SINGLE USER. ?
Posted on 2012-08-23
I have a Server 2008 Standard Term Server in production with 15 user licenses.
All users connect to the Term Server via HP HP T5545 Thin Clients using RDP.
The server itself has no monitor connected directly to it's VGA port. It is accessed for management and administration using console session RDP from remote (WAN), and encrypted VNC Enterprise sessions inside of the LAN.
There are 2 users now who are slightly vision impaired - just poor eyesight and not blindness. So the easy answer is to adjust the DPI settings of their profiles. However, when we do this through Personalize > Adjust Font Size (DPI) > select between "Default Scale (96 DPI)" and "Large Scale (120 DPI)" it changes the setting for all users and may can no longer work effectively. Same happens if in the Personalize dialogue box you choose "Custom DPI".
Display Settings are stuck at 1280 x 800 - I imagine because there is no monitor attached and it is an on-board VGA graphics card.
So how can I change the display resolution for a single user (or 2) without affecting all of the other users who log into the Terminal Server?
(I want to add, that I sweat that I have been able to do this in the past I believe it is possible. I just don't know what I am missing this time. Is this behavior because there is no monitor on the server?)