Windows 7 Where is 1152x864 in Remote Desktop?


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May 31, 2009
Hi, all.

After installing Windows 7 RC1 I found that its Remote Desktop client lacks my favorite screen resolution 1152x864. After 1024x768 goes 1280x760, then 1280x1024. I have screen resolution 1280x1024 in the office and 1400x1050 at home, so having two-three overlapping Remote Desktop windows at 1152x864 is quite handy and comfortable. Now I have to use 1024x768 in Remote Desktop, which looks too small and does not allow to capture big picture even on 1280x1024, say nothing about 1400x1050.

The point is - what should I do to be able to use 1152x864 in Remote Desktop sessions?
One way to do this within Windows 7 is to use the command line:

mstsc /w:1152 /h:864 /v:server

This opens an RDP session with the correct resolution. The good bit is that the next time you start a Remote Desktop Connection using the Start Menu icon, the session will start in the last used resolution. Granted, it's annoying that the GUI doesn't show the resolution, but if like me you use 1152x864 most of the time this will work for you.

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