Limit maximum display resolution

This policy setting allows you to specify the maximum display resolution that can be used by each monitor used to display a Remote Desktop Services session. Limiting the resolution used to display a remote session can improve connection performance, particularly over slow links, and reduce server load.

If you enable this policy setting, you must specify a resolution width and height. The resolution specified will be the maximum resolution that can be used by each monitor used to display a Remote Desktop Services session.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the maximum resolution that can be used by each monitor to display a Remote Desktop Services session will be determined by the values specified on the Display Settings tab in the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Width

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
Value NameMaxXResolution
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value
Min Value640
Max Value8192
Height

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
Value NameMaxYResolution
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value
Min Value480
Max Value8192

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