I use my laptop, (1366 x 768) to access my desktop (1920 x 1080) through RDP. However, I've run into a bit of a problem.
When I connect remotely using fullscreen, it forces my server into my laptop's resolution (1366 x 768).
Now, this is fine most of the time. However, I've found myself in a situation where I need to take repeated screenshots, and I need them to accurate reflect the resolution on screen of my server, not my client.
So, I changed my RDP file:
But, when I still load into fullscreen, that doesn't matter. It still locks to 1366. When I load into windowed mode, then it loads the native resolution, but it's stuck in a tiny window, and even when I maximize it, I have to use the scroll bars and it's not utilizing as much screen area as I have available.
I can go full screen and use Super Pan, but that still requires me to scroll around.
I've tried forcing my laptop's resolution to 1920/1080 using Intel's Custom Resolution, and using CRU, neither of which have given any results.
Is there any way to fullscreen a Remote Desktop Session, keep the native resolution from the host, and squish (for lack of a better term) that space onto the client, without resizing?
I don't care if it looks good, I just want to be able to see everything.
Here is my RDP file
use multimon:i:0 desktopwidth:i:1920 desktopheight:i:1080 session bpp:i:32 winposstr:s:0,1,0,0,800,600 compression:i:1 keyboardhook:i:1 audiocapturemode:i:0 videoplaybackmode:i:1 connection type:i:7 networkautodetect:i:1 bandwidthautodetect:i:1 displayconnectionbar:i:1 enableworkspacereconnect:i:0 disable wallpaper:i:0 allow font smoothing:i:0 allow desktop composition:i:0 disable full window drag:i:1 disable menu anims:i:1 disable themes:i:0 disable cursor setting:i:0 bitmapcachepersistenable:i:1 full address:s:localhost:9878 audiomode:i:0 redirectprinters:i:1 redirectcomports:i:0 redirectsmartcards:i:1 redirectclipboard:i:1 redirectposdevices:i:0 autoreconnection enabled:i:1 authentication level:i:2 prompt for credentials:i:0 negotiate security layer:i:1 remoteapplicationmode:i:0 alternate shell:s: shell working directory:s: gatewayhostname:s: gatewayusagemethod:i:4 gatewaycredentialssource:i:4 gatewayprofileusagemethod:i:0 promptcredentialonce:i:0 gatewaybrokeringtype:i:0 use redirection server name:i:0 rdgiskdcproxy:i:0 kdcproxyname:s: drivestoredirect:s: smartsizing:i:0 enablesuperpan:i:0
I've done experimentation with Super Pan, Smart Sizing, and every type of screen mode I can imagine, none of which give any results. I'm certain this can be done, because at one point, I had a window which did exactly what I'm describing, but it still showed my client's taskbar, etc, as though it were a windowed application.