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remote desktop fullscreen too large after updates RRS feed

  • Question

  • on 14th fed 2013 my server 2008 x32 got 27 updates. Since then i've had an annoying problem with rdc.

    its too big!

    i have remote connection set to full screen, which it obeys, but the remote screen is bigger than the monitor. i can *just* get to the start button, the left most icons are off screen, lickwise the right most icons, and the clock and a couple of icons in sys tray are not visible.
    No scrollbars.

    What gives? how can i fix this.

    i tried all sorts of different resolutions (on my win7x64 dual monitor system) and settings in rdc. but no luck.
    I dont want to use a small window as that means scrollbars.

    Any ideas please.


    If I am all here, does that mean I am not all there?

    Monday, February 18, 2013 9:39 AM

Answers

  • For those that want to know, and have already tried playing with the options/settings...

    one background update i'd allowed was the display drivers on all machines. It was an Intel HD driver update.

    I discovered that if i changed all the settings: resolution, refresh, bit depth, and applied. And did this a few times to various settings, eventually the original config (that i wanted) looked correct.

    So it was the display driver update that messed it all up for a bit.

    Thanks Jon for spending WAY TOO LONG to fix that one. Make sure you tell Intel their hard work is appreciated.


    If I am all here, does that mean I am not all there?

    • Marked as answer by BigJonMX Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:55 PM
    Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:55 PM

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  • my second monitor is 1280x1024 (latest drivers)
    rdc set to full screen = bigger than monitor
    rdc set to 12080x1024 = small windows with scrollbars


    If I am all here, does that mean I am not all there?

    Monday, February 18, 2013 9:47 AM
  • Hi,

    You may refer to the reply by shgtss in here:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproinstall/thread/04717e71-b365-4ffb-9155-ee2670831175

    Hope it helps.


    Tracy Cai
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:30 AM
  • For those that want to know, and have already tried playing with the options/settings...

    one background update i'd allowed was the display drivers on all machines. It was an Intel HD driver update.

    I discovered that if i changed all the settings: resolution, refresh, bit depth, and applied. And did this a few times to various settings, eventually the original config (that i wanted) looked correct.

    So it was the display driver update that messed it all up for a bit.

    Thanks Jon for spending WAY TOO LONG to fix that one. Make sure you tell Intel their hard work is appreciated.


    If I am all here, does that mean I am not all there?

    • Marked as answer by BigJonMX Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:55 PM
    Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:55 PM