Remote Desktop on high-dpi screen?

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Are you an IT Pro running a Microsoft Surface or other device with a very High DPI? Probably you are doing a lot of Remote Desktop connection to different server and test/lab environments, and you have notices that your remote screen are very, very small.

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I have seen different solutions for this one including

  • Manipulate DPI and change screen resolution
  • Registry hack on the remote computer to be able to change DPI
  • Creating custom screen resolutions

So far I think this is my best suggestion, want do you think?

Download and Install Remote Desktop Connection Mananager 2.7 from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44989

When the application is installed, search on the Start Menu for Remote Desktop Connection Manager, right click and choose Open File Location

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When File Explorer opens, right click the Remote Desktop Connection Manager icon and choose Properties

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On the Compatibility tab, UNCHECK the Disable display scaling on high DPI settings option and click OK

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Open Remote Desktop Connection Manager, Add your required server and voila – you can actually see what’s on the screen.

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