RDP into W2K16, resolution bad

janhoedt
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Hi,

I have a Windows 2016 VM of which screen resolution is really bad (RDP from Windows 10).
VMWare tools are installed, no clue what else could be going on.

Please advise.
J.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Try using a lower resolution (Display options in RDP) and see if that works. I do this from Windows 10 for Server 2012 R2 and that works.
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What is your screen resolution on Windows 10 and Windows 2016 ?

also have you adjusted the memory for the video ram ?
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You can set the resolution


Mstsc /v:hostname /w:horizontal /h:verticle

mstsc /w:1024 /h:768 should work.
Depth of color, .......
As others asked, current workstation  monitor dimentions, screen resolution?
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@Andrew

VM W2K16 1920 * 994 changed
W10 1920*1080
Video card has default 8 MB
Compatability is ESXi 5.1 and later
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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1920 x 994 is a bit unusual. Try a standard widescreen resolution like 1366 x 768 to see if it appears correctly
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I use 1024x768 to access/manage servers.

Much depends on what is being accessed and whether a larger screen, higher resolution is needed.
Color bit setting, settings for the display interaction.

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Adjusting ram video solved the issue. Thanks Andrew!
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Adjusting ram video would effect vsphere client console versus RDP .
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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What was the solution for you?
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VM increased video ram allocation, comment of author.
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Yes!  My error from working on a phone and not seeing everything.  Thank you.

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