1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 2
    Win 10 Pro

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


    Folks,
    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 ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,200
    Mac OS Sierra

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 695
    Windows 10 Pro

    Question: What is a "headless PC"?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,200
    Mac OS Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by Plankton View Post
    Question: What is a "headless PC"?
    No KVM (Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor).
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 2
    Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Teamviewer for the win !!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,200
    Mac OS Sierra

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

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
How do I tell if a process/application is running on headless server?
I'll try to make this as un-convoluted as possible. I have multiple machines in my home. One of which, is a headless media server which runs Windows 10. This machine stays on 24/7 and runs various tasks, not the least of which is holding all of...
Network and Sharing
Resolution of second monitor messed up after resolution change
I changed the resolution of my second monitor (Emmrson 19" TV, my first monitor is a BenQ 27") and now it no longer fits on the screen, even if I put it back to the resolution it was in before. I have tried to change the scaling on it but that...
Graphic Cards
RDP to Headless Media Server
Not sure which area of the forum to post this, and thought the networking was probably the most relevant. I've built a home media server using a little AMD 5350 on a mini ITX board. I installed Windows 10 on it this week as I couldn't get my...
Network and Sharing
VM's on headless NAS box (Microserver)
Hi there. provided there's enough "oomph" in your NAS box or microserver running a couple or even a few more VM's on these can be a great idea - especially if you only need to access files, do backups and run a few apps like OFFICE and some...
Virtualization
NAS or Headless Linux box for multimedia server etc
Hi there I know loads of people here use NAS boxes one way or another. I'm torn between getting a standard NAS box or using a home build Linux headless server for similar --using Linux LVM makes creating Logical data spaces out of multiple...
Network and Sharing
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:18.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums