What sets the WHS console window size? RRS feed

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  • What sets the WHS console window size?  On an XP SP3 client (Nvidia GeForce 3) with a 1024x768 desktop my WHS PP3 console takes up about 1000x700.  On a Win7 client (Nvidia GeForce GTS-250) with a 1280x960 desktop, the WHS console occupies about 1460x1000, so, of course, I can't use it at that size.  If I change the Win7 to 1600x1200, the console takes up about 1500x1100. 

    Is there a logical reason for all this?  Is there a way I can specify a fixed window size for the console in WHS?

    Another problem (non-WHS): I have a KVM switch to go to these two clients.  If the KVM is not connected to the Win7 when it awakes from hibernation for backups (at 5AM), then the desktop is set to 1024x768.  That's annoying because I then have to re-detect the monitor (in desktop properties) to get it to a normal resolution.  Is there a way I can specify a fixed resolution for Win7?

    Saturday, January 2, 2010 7:38 PM

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  • Regarding the console size: it should be a fixed size of approximately 1000 x 700, on any computer. On a smaller screen (a netbook, for example) you'll have scroll bars. A regular remote desktop connection to your server may have different sizes depending on your local display however. Is that what you're really asking about?

    As for the KVM switch question, please post it in the Windows 7 forums . It's off-topic here.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, January 3, 2010 4:10 PM
  • If the console were always 1000x700, that would be OK (mostly) even when my desktop is set to 1024x768.  Instead it seems to use the about 1500x1100 from when the display is 1600x1200.  And it 'inherits' that size even when the display has fallen back to only 1024x768.  I was asking why it uses different sizes and whether I can restrict it to a particular size.
    Sunday, January 3, 2010 6:53 PM
  • The "Windows Home Server console" is a fixed size (around 1000x700 with the minimal Windows chrome it gets), so I guess I'm still not understanding your issue. Can you upload an image to a hosting site so we can get a better look?
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, January 4, 2010 1:58 AM