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Hi experts,

My network consists of all Lenovo M91p's and Win 7 Pro. Server is a Dell 2900 Edge with SBS 2008. There was a time when I could RDP across the network and the window which would show the remote desktop would be the same size of the computer being accessed.

The strange thing is, when I remote from my home computer to any computer on the network, I get the full screen.

Thanks.

Bert
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 500 total points
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More than likely, the setting on your RDC client at home is configured to use "Full Screen":

RDC Client Connection
Slide it down to the actual size you want it to be.

Jeff
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Oh wait... you're accessing these via Remote Web Access!

On SBS 2008 it will only display in full screen unless you tweak the screen size limits.

Follow this KB article to do that:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2011825
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by:Bert2005
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No you were right the first time. Thanks, works perfectly. I guess the title of the question should have been, "How stupid am I?"

Of course, I'm guessing the resolution goes down some, but I can't really tell.

I do get full screen from home on RWA. Which is good. But, I also get full screen using RDP, which I do use. Evidently, it was set to full screen in the options by default. I was just comparing the fact that I got full screen from home with not full screen at the office.

Thanks again.
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If you connect to a lot of  machines remotely via RDP, I might suggest that you try an app that I use and really like called RoyalTS .  At about $35.00 its a great value as it manages all your connections, credentials, etc. and opens them up in a tabbed-style format so you can have a few open and easily switch between them.
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