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  • Hi,

    We have a fleet of varying desktops, these are everything from Dell to custom builds, to acer to lenovo to asus, the lot.

    We have to replace the desktops but keep the same monitors and cables (embedded in walls) so we have to get all VGA adapters.

    The problem is we without taking a photo of the back of each pc (they are all in separate far apart locations) we cannot tell what is the current used output ports for display on the back to buy the right adapters.

    *99% of all pcs just use onboard gfx
    *There are no IT on site so the colleagues using the desktops are not very IT trained
    *We have remote access
    *Mostly windows 7 desktops
     

    Thanks in advance


    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:29 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    Normally, Check the back of the display and identify which port types and video cable type are available for you to use.

     

    From the computer's “Control Panel,” click “Hardware and Sound” and then “Connect to an External Display.” Select the VGA monitor from the “Display” drop-down menu and click “OK” to switch to the VGA monitor.

     

    Also, it is possible to purchase conversion cables (fig3) that will allow you to plug a cable with different connectors that have compatible video standards.

     

    Hope above information can help you.

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    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:01 AM
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    Friday, August 14, 2020 6:25 AM
  • The problem was we could not go to site to see the cables, everything had to be done remotely, the solution in the end was to run the following command from x86 powershell on win 7 and normal powershell on windows 10.

    get-ciminstance -namespace root/wmi -classname WmiMonitorConnectionParams

    then looking at this chart you know your connectors.

    Video connection type Value
    D3DKMDT_VOT_UNINITIALIZED -2
    D3DKMDT_VOT_OTHER -1
    D3DKMDT_VOT_HD15 (VGA) 0
    D3DKMDT_VOT_SVIDEO 1
    D3DKMDT_VOT_COMPOSITE_VIDEO 2
    D3DKMDT_VOT_COMPONENT_VIDEO 3
    D3DKMDT_VOT_DVI 4
    D3DKMDT_VOT_HDMI 5
    D3DKMDT_VOT_LVDS 6
    D3DKMDT_VOT_D_JPN 8
    D3DKMDT_VOT_SDI 9
    D3DKMDT_VOT_DISPLAYPORT_EXTERNAL 10
    D3DKMDT_VOT_DISPLAYPORT_EMBEDDED 11
    D3DKMDT_VOT_UDI_EXTERNAL 12
    D3DKMDT_VOT_UDI_EMBEDDED 13
    D3DKMDT_VOT_SDTVDONGLE 14
    D3DKMDT_VOT_MIRACAST 15
    D3DKMDT_VOT_INTERNAL 0x80000000
    D3DKMDT_VOT_SVIDEO_4PIN D3DKMDT_VOT_SVIDEO
    D3DKMDT_VOT_SVIDEO_7PIN D3DKMDT_VOT_SVIDEO
    D3DKMDT_VOT_RF D3DKMDT_VOT_COMPOSITE_VIDEO
    D3DKMDT_VOT_RCA_3COMPONENT D3DKMDT_VOT_COMPONENT_VIDEO
    D3DKMDT_VOT_BNC D3DKMDT_VOT_COMPONENT_VIDEO


    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:32 AM
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    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:43 AM