Re: Color Depth in Remote Desktop



Andréas
07-10-2005, 12:10 AM
Hey, I solved the problem by adding a snap-in in MMC. i am using XP Pro
though, this should be the solution for you as well.

Try following this description

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;278502&sd=tech

I didn´t apply totally to my OS because step 4 was a little different I
noticed, had to play around a bit.

Good luck!



"Gregory" wrote:

> I suggest that you try and login to a windows xp host. Then, go to control
> panel, display, settings. 16 bit color will be selected and it is impossible
> to increase it - even if the RDP client has been set to 24 bit color. With
> Windows Server 2003, it is possible to configure the host to 24 bit color.
>
> Hence the question, is there any way to configure a windows xp host to 24
> bit color?
>
> "Kenny S" wrote:
>
> > What I am trying to tell you the color depth that the client sees depends
> > only on the
> > settings of the RDP CLIENT.
> >
> > It has nothing to do with the display mode of the host.
> >
> > you could have a host with a vga adaptor only capable of 256 colors,
> >
> > yet a client could connect in 24 bit color.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Kenny
> > "Gregory" <Gregory@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:A3F1C786-43B7-45AF-AD09-0AA29BDCB390@microsoft.com...
> > > No, I am talking about setting the host to 24 bit color. Is it possible
> > > to
> > > set an XP Pro remote desktop host to 24 bit color?
> > >
> > > "Kenny S" wrote:
> > >
> > >> Perhaps your client display adaptor is set to 16 bit?
> > >>
> > >> Because I have XP pro and it can work with 24 bit color.
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Kenny
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> "Gregory" <Gregory@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:3AD74A86-1C09-464C-B6E5-8B640E4F4283@microsoft.com...
> > >> >I was playing around with a trial copy of Windows Server 2003 and
> > >> >discovered
> > >> > that it is possible to increase terminal services color depth to 24bit.
> > >> > On
> > >> > Windows XP Professional the color depth of remote desktop seems to be
> > >> > set
> > >> > at
> > >> > 16 bit.
> > >> >
> > >> > Is it possible to increase the color depth of XP Pro Remote desktop to
> > >> > 24
> > >> > bit or is this a server only feature?
> > >> >
> > >> > Thanks
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >

Gregory
07-10-2005, 12:10 AM
Thanks for the reply. I did actually solve this problem myself using group
policy a couple of months ago. Thanks anyway.


"Andréas" wrote:

> Hey, I solved the problem by adding a snap-in in MMC. i am using XP Pro
> though, this should be the solution for you as well.
>
> Try following this description
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;278502&sd=tech
>
> I didn´t apply totally to my OS because step 4 was a little different I
> noticed, had to play around a bit.
>
> Good luck!
>
>
>
> "Gregory" wrote:
>
> > I suggest that you try and login to a windows xp host. Then, go to control
> > panel, display, settings. 16 bit color will be selected and it is impossible
> > to increase it - even if the RDP client has been set to 24 bit color. With
> > Windows Server 2003, it is possible to configure the host to 24 bit color.
> >
> > Hence the question, is there any way to configure a windows xp host to 24
> > bit color?
> >
> > "Kenny S" wrote:
> >
> > > What I am trying to tell you the color depth that the client sees depends
> > > only on the
> > > settings of the RDP CLIENT.
> > >
> > > It has nothing to do with the display mode of the host.
> > >
> > > you could have a host with a vga adaptor only capable of 256 colors,
> > >
> > > yet a client could connect in 24 bit color.
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Kenny
> > > "Gregory" <Gregory@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:A3F1C786-43B7-45AF-AD09-0AA29BDCB390@microsoft.com...
> > > > No, I am talking about setting the host to 24 bit color. Is it possible
> > > > to
> > > > set an XP Pro remote desktop host to 24 bit color?
> > > >
> > > > "Kenny S" wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Perhaps your client display adaptor is set to 16 bit?
> > > >>
> > > >> Because I have XP pro and it can work with 24 bit color.
> > > >>
> > > >> --
> > > >> Kenny
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> "Gregory" <Gregory@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > >> news:3AD74A86-1C09-464C-B6E5-8B640E4F4283@microsoft.com...
> > > >> >I was playing around with a trial copy of Windows Server 2003 and
> > > >> >discovered
> > > >> > that it is possible to increase terminal services color depth to 24bit.
> > > >> > On
> > > >> > Windows XP Professional the color depth of remote desktop seems to be
> > > >> > set
> > > >> > at
> > > >> > 16 bit.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Is it possible to increase the color depth of XP Pro Remote desktop to
> > > >> > 24
> > > >> > bit or is this a server only feature?
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Thanks
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >


Re: Color Depth in Remote Desktop