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I've got myself a new screen running a resolution of 2560 x 1440.

When I start a Remote Desktop Connection I set the Display configuration to "Full screen" and the Color depth to 24 bit.

But once the connection is established I'm downgraded to 256 colors on my client connection.

I think it has something to do with the rather high resolution on my screen. If I change the resolution on the Remote Desktop Connection to something else than "Full screen" I do get better Color Depth.

Is there some way I can achieve better color depth and still keep my client connection displaying full screen.

I often work "inside" a RDC all day, so it would be nice have a better experience.

Thanks for all your help.

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The colour depth may be limited by Group Policy. There are some potentially useful details in the MSKB article HOW TO: Connect to Terminal Services with Color Resolution That Is Greater Than 256 in Windows XP.

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Thank you for the link. But I don't think that's it as I have no problem doing 24-bit if I lower the resolution (anything that's not full screen) – Peter Lindholm Sep 14 '10 at 15:45

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