1600x1200 limit in Remote Desktop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Tom Scales, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Tom Scales

    Tom Scales Guest

    I've never noticed this before as I've never had two machines with 1920x1200
    monitors.

    The server is Vista Business running an nVidia 7600GS at 1920x1200 with a
    Dell 2407FPW monitor.
    The client is XP Pro running an ATI 9800 Pro at 1920x1200 with a Dell
    2405FPW monitor

    The settings are 'full screen' in the RDP connect dialog.

    When it comes up, it is 1600x1200 with black bars?

    How come? Is RDP limited to 1600x1200?

    Tom
     
    Tom Scales, Apr 6, 2007
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  2. Tom Scales

    POP Guest

    It isn't 4096x2048 is biggest support. This is on RDP 6.0 though, you may
    have the older version.

    It was limited due to monitor size when it was designed, bandwidth amd video
    memory..

    Larger resolution does hog the band width.. 10 users at 1600 would slow
    everything down, let alone at 4096.

    BTW VIsta Business aint a Server...lol
     
    POP, Apr 6, 2007
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  3. Tom Scales

    Tom Scales Guest

    For the purposes of RDP, Vista Business is a server.

    Regardless, as I stated, both monitors are 1920x1200. They are connected
    with gigabit. Both have 256MB of video memory.

    So, any suggestions why it is limiting itself to 1600x1200?
     
    Tom Scales, Apr 6, 2007
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  4. Tom Scales

    Frank Guest

    Check your rdp setting; display/color. Maybe knock it down to say 15 and
    see if that helps.
    Frank
     
    Frank, Apr 6, 2007
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  5. Tom Scales

    kirk jim Guest

    save the rdp settings to a file, and manually edit it with notepad and
    change the resolution save again with the correct extension, NOT TXT, and
    try it...

    This works when you want to make various strange resolutions in the
    RDP client window for example 1000x700. As for such high res I have never
    tried it. I remember talking about the limitations of the RDP client
    in the work_remotely xp newsgroups... but that was with 5.x client.

    Please tell me if this helps.. since I am gathering knowledge by helping
    :)
     
    kirk jim, Apr 7, 2007
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  6. And the intended purpose is just to get the job done, access remote files,
    check on something, not for video conferencing or video editing.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Apr 7, 2007
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  7. Tom Scales

    DevilsPGD Guest

    It won't do you any good, the limitation is on the RDP client not the
    server. Oddly enough this is true in XP too, with the original RDP
    client my 1680x1050 monitor shows black bars on the side, but after
    upgrading to the latest RDP client, when connecting from XP SP2 to XP
    SP2 I can use the full resolution of my monitor.
     
    DevilsPGD, Apr 7, 2007
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  8. Tom Scales

    kirk jim Guest

    I know where the limitation is... there is a new rdp client 6.0 available..

    has anyone tried that are higher res? I can do it later
     
    kirk jim, Apr 7, 2007
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  9. Tom Scales

    DevilsPGD Guest

    What wasn't clear about what I wrote (pasted below)?

    In other words, yes the new RDP client solves the problem.
     
    DevilsPGD, Apr 8, 2007
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  10. Tom Scales

    Nina DiBoy Guest

    Works for me with connecting to dual monitor machines. I can actually
    see whats on both monitors now with the new rdp client. I tried it to
    see if it works, but VNC does a much better job and with no fiddling
    with the settings. I've decided to stay with VNC.

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    "Good poets borrow; great poets steal."
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    Nina DiBoy, Apr 8, 2007
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  11. Tom Scales

    kirk jim Guest

    VNC has no sound though!

    have you found a way to get sound from the remote pc with VNC?
     
    kirk jim, Apr 8, 2007
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  12. Tom Scales

    Nina DiBoy Guest

    Nope, but I don't need sound. I use it for support, and working in a
    company with multiple remote branches like I do, it works great. In the
    RDP client, I end up turning off all the extras, like sound, printer
    connections, wall paper background, etc. because they are just extra
    things that take up bandwidth and slow my efficiency. In VNC, don't
    need to turn any of that silly extra stuff off, so it just makes my job
    faster and easier by default.

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    "Good poets borrow; great poets steal."
    - T. S. Eliot
     
    Nina DiBoy, Apr 8, 2007
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  13. Tom Scales

    DevilsPGD Guest

    Agreed -- However, last I checked VNC cannot handle the secured desktop,
    or login (useful if you need to reboot a machine remotely) under Vista.

    Has that changed (or did I have something misconfigured?)
     
    DevilsPGD, Apr 9, 2007
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  14. Tom Scales

    Nina DiBoy Guest

    Are you running it as a service on the Vista machine?

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    Nina DiBoy, Apr 9, 2007
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