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How to change resolution / DPI / font settings globally for a terminal server?

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We just got new monitors for everybody and need to change some DPI settings if possible.  The monitors are slightly larger but a much higher resolution, so the icons and text are just too small for everybody when in a remote session.  I'd love any suggestions as to how we can just change it for everybody.

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Also, is there a way to make the change for maybe half a dozen users?  They don't have access to these settings.
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you could set the resolution via script which will run on startup on each machine.
using GPO is not recommended:
Forcing screen resolution via Group Policy

you can use resSwitch which is a free tool which enables you change screen resolution via command line or using powershell script here:
Set-ScreenResolution

you will need to reboot in order to affect changes.
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Will the GPO setting affect the local machine, or the remote desktop session onto the terminal server?
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its possible to use GPO to configure various Terminal Services settings in Windows Server 2008 if that what you are asking:

Group Policy Settings for Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008
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I guess what I need to understand properly is the following:

Do I need to modify the local machine, or the remote session, for the end-user to have larger more legible fonts?

I'd prefer to change the DPI setting instead of the resolution if at all possible.  Most work is done in the remote session.
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I figured out how to fix it.  Apparently this is a known issue for Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Microsoft has a hotfix for it.
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My reason was what resolved the problem.  We didn't realize it was an inherent issue with Server 2008 R2 SP1.
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Where is the hot fix for DPI issue in windows 2008 server
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