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Changing Text Size For Windows 2019 RDP Users RRS feed

  • Question

  • It was a simple process to change the scaling of text/icons with 2012 RDP users by going to Display Settings and changing the scaling from 100% to 150%.

    Can't seem to get there with Windows 2019. User is on Windows 7 so they are using an older RDP client. When you go to Display settings in their session it says Display settings can't be changed in an RDP session and everything is grayed out. Even when you hit Advanced the scaling is grayed out.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:12 PM

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  • HI
    if you enable below policy on w2019 ,will the problem persist ?
    Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Remote Session Environment
    Then enable “Use the hardware default graphics adapter for all Remote Desktop Services sessions”

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    Andy YOU
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    Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:47 AM
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  • That suggestion did not work. I logged the remote user out and back in again to see if that would do it but text/icon scaling is still not allowed.
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:15 PM
  • can you try the upgrade of your RDP client to version 8.1 and check:

    https://github.com/BornToBeRoot/NETworkManager/blob/master/Documentation/en-US/HowTo/Install_RDP_8dot1_on_Windows6dot1.md


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    Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:18 PM
  • HI
    2 I also can not set it on w219 rds server like picture , i am not sure if it is by design from windows 2019 ?


    This is a valid question that many of us have asked ourselves when joining teams that are working on this problem space. The main challenge that we face, however, is that many, many, applications that run on Windows are using a design pattern where they ask Windows for information about the system when they launch (questions such as how big the display is, what is the display scale factor, what is the size of the font that should be used for default text, as well as others) and then cache this information and never expect it to change. Because of this, even if Windows did start giving these applications information about a DPI change, most, if not all, of these applications wouldn’t even be asking and therefore would not respond correctly. Furthermore, if Windows did start providing dynamic display-scale-factor-related information this would be a nightmare for application compatibility and would probably cause more problems for application stability than it would help in terms of high DPI display issues.
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askcore/2016/08/16/display-scaling-changes-for-the-windows-10-anniversary-update/

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    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:46 AM
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