Windows 10: How to check/change resolution of headless pc /4k fit headless dongle

  1.    27 Oct 2017 #1

    How to check/change resolution of headless pc /4k fit headless dongle

    I have win 10 pro on a headless pc that has evga 1080ti that I pretty much use as a media server. When I rdp into it from my win 7 pro I cannot see any details of the monitor or change any resolution of the win 10 machine. Under display options there's a message that says that the display settings cannot be changed from a remote session.
    And from nvidia control panel the only settings available are the 3d settings.

    How do I change the resolution ?
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  2. Posts : 4,627
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       27 Oct 2017 #2

    No you will not see the actual resolution of the computer, unless you check Display Settings for Resolution in the Settings Menu. When accessing through a remote interface, you only get the set resolution that RDP will allow to make it fast and very minimal on what will show on the remote desktop.

    If you want more power to look at things, use either VNC or Team Viewer. They both have a lot more than RDP will give, especially that RDP still has huge security risks that have not been patched. At some point Microsoft will end up dumping RDP and going with either their version of VNC or Team Viewer.
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  3.    27 Oct 2017 #3

    Question: What is a "headless PC"?
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  4. Posts : 4,627
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       27 Oct 2017 #4

    Plankton said: View Post
    Question: What is a "headless PC"?
    No KVM (Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor).
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  5.    27 Oct 2017 #5

    Teamviewer for the win !!
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  6. Posts : 4,627
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       27 Oct 2017 #6

    Good to hear. VNC is built into the latest Raspbian. I always use Webmin for servers, since they would not have any GUI installed.
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