Crossposted: Windows Server 2003 RDP - 32-bit display possible ??

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Synapse Syndrome, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Crossposted to microsoft.public.windows.server.general
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Apr 9, 2008
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  2. The maximum color depth on Windows 2003 and XP is 24-bit, even
    while connecting with the 6.x rdp client.
    Vista and Windows 2008 allow a color depth of 32-bit.

    Same for ClearType: not supported on Windows 2003, supportd on W
    2008.

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    Vera Noest
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    Vera Noest [MVP], Apr 9, 2008
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  3. Is there a way to force it, maybe with a registry edit? I have actually
    used Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2003 with a 32-bit display, but the
    way to get it is not practical :

    If I log in to the server locally, and then log in using another session
    remotely, I can then use take control of the local session in the User tab
    in Task Manager (Remote Control). This gives me a 32-bit display. As it is
    technically possible, I am trying to find a way of making it happen all the
    time.
    I'm not sure what you mean there, as I have always been using ClearType with
    Windows Server 2003, when using it locally.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Apr 9, 2008
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  4. Not that I know of.
    Locally, you mean on the console? Yes. But not in a remote session,
    and I thought that we were talking about TS sessions.

    302555 - ClearType Is Not Supported in a Remote Desktop Session
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302555

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    Vera Noest
    MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
    TS troubleshooting: http://ts.veranoest.net
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    Vera Noest [MVP], Apr 10, 2008
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  5. Locally, you mean on the console? Yes. But not in a remote session,
    Well, it was true until recently.

    "Please note that Microsoft has only recently allowed this to work on
    Windows Server 2003. The hotfix announcement is from March 6, 2008."
    http://citrixblogger.org/2008/03/23/cleartype-and-terminal-services/

    The original link was:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946633

    But it seems to be broken now...
     
    Eugene Sukhodolin, Apr 11, 2008
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