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Hi,
I have a windows 2007 user that is using remote desktop to log into a windows 2003 server. No matter what resolution the win 7 computer is on the windows 2003 session is 1280x1024. I cannot change the remote desktop resolution to 800 x 600. How do I change that for just 1 user?
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by:Justin Yeung
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change the resolution under option
RDP.png
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by:Seth Simmons
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did you try clicking the show options button then display tab and lowering the resolution there?
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by:portillosjohn
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Yes that only changes the window. Not the resolution of the session. The remote session does not allow you to change it.
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by:Justin Yeung
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sorry I was misunderstanded your question, so you want to change the session resolution but without effecting other users?

this will work

mstsc.exe /v "servername" /w 800 /h 600
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by:Seth Simmons
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yes, i see that screenshot now; seems you posted that within seconds of my comment
not sure what you mean by resolution of the session...that slider controls that
it's the resolution of the remote session and how big it shows on your screen
if you put 800x600 that will be the window size and the resolution of your remote session
if it's something else please post screenshot
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by:Justin Yeung
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yea it is the same.........
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by:portillosjohn
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So basically they want the remote session bigger so they can read it easier, but keep the remote screen full screen.
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by:Justin Yeung
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so they want a resolution bigger than the resolution of the client?
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by:portillosjohn
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Yes.
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by:Justin Yeung
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then mstsc /v "servername" /w 800 /h 600

800x600 and change it to the resolution that you want

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mstsc /v "servername" /w 2048 /h 1536
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Sivaraj E earned 500 total points
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Try this

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mstsc -v : 192.168.1.1 /console /w:800 /h:600

Regards, Shiva
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by:portillosjohn
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Is there a way to make it full screen as well?
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by:Justin Yeung
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full screen will match your current resolution only.
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so you are saying that the win 7 pc (the one I am sitting at) has to be set for 800x600 resolution in order for it to be full screen?
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I believe so since you are setting full screen for the rdp session.
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