Color depth

Determines the color depth of the remote desktop.

For 24 bit Windows XP systems, ensure that the Limit Maximum Color Depth policy in Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Terminal Services is Enabled and 24 bit.

Supported on: VMware View Client
Color depth


  1. 8 bit
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\RDP Settings
    Value NameColorDepth
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value8
  2. 15 bit
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\RDP Settings
    Value NameColorDepth
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value15
  3. 16 bit
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\RDP Settings
    Value NameColorDepth
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value16
  4. 24 bit
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\RDP Settings
    Value NameColorDepth
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value24
  5. 32 bit
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\RDP Settings
    Value NameColorDepth
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value32


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