Today I will share a small tip for settings the DPI settings on a terminal’s session, especially useful if your customers use shared thin client.
On older RDP / TS server, Windows Server 2008 R2 you could apply this KB (You cannot change the DPI setting through a Remote Desktop session on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2) that could allow the client to change the DPI’s settings inside the remote session.
In Windows Server 2016 the DPI settings is inherited from the parent device, thus the computer or the thin client.
As such if you want to control the DPI, but you don’t want to change the thin client configuration for everyone, then you can set a GPO with those settings;
– If LogPixels does not exist then create a new DWORD value
– Type in Decimal Value
96 for Smaller 100%
120 for Medium 125%
144 for Larger 150%
– If IgnoreClientDesktopScaleFactor does not exist then create a new DWORD value
– Type in Decimal Value:
Turn on = 1
Turn off = 0