Screen resolution Problems !!


  • We have noticed something very odd in our environment. 
    All workstations are Windows 7 x86.  All DC's are 2008r2.  

    TestUser1:  is a default user that has a locked down environment.
    AdminUser1: is both a domain admin and local desktop admin on all workstations.

    I logged into a newly built physical machine in my lab as user TestUser1.
    The screen resolution was set to 1280x1024 (which is our default).  I did NOT have the rights to change it.  It was all grayed out, which is by design.
    I then logged off
    I then logged into as AdminUser1.  I changed the screen resolution to 800x600
    I then logged off.
    I then logged back in as TestUser1 and my screen resolution was 800x600

    Why?  Is this not a Personal setting?  What would cause this odd behavior?


    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 8:12 PM


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  • I don't aware of any built-in group policy that can restrict this. Does this only happen on this specific machine?
    >TestUser1:  is a default user that has a locked down environment.
    Is "TestUser1" a domain user account? What do you mean by "a locked down environment"?
    For troubleshooting purpose, try to leave the domain, then check with a standard user and see if the issue persists.


    Ethan Hua

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    Thursday, October 1, 2015 4:46 AM
  • > Why?  Is this not a Personal setting?
    No - the screen resolution is a device setting and not a user setting,
    so if you change it, it will stay there.

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    • Marked as answer by mqh7 Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:15 PM
    Thursday, October 1, 2015 11:35 AM