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When I connect to a machine from Hyper-V Manager I get a lovely window to work in, but when I switch it to 'full screen mode' I, rather disappointingly, don't get a larger desktop just a big window with the same size screen sitting inside it.

When I RDP onto the machine I can get a large desktop to work in. Am I missing a setting somewhere or is this a restriction of using the VM connection?

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Check here if you are running Ubuntu in Hyper-V: superuser.com/questions/518484/… –  Devid Jul 12 at 14:39
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In Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V just released last week, there is a new feature called "Enhanced Session" which combines the features of Hyper-V with the Remote Desktop features (such as audio redirection, smart sizing and the ability to run full screen sessions). See more details here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn282278.aspx#bkmk_enhanced_session

You need to first enable it for the Hyper-V server, then enable it for the VM and then turn on the enhanced session for the Hyper-V session.

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This seems like what I'm after - but looks like it's only going to be available in Win8.1, many of our VM's are Win7 unfortunately. I will go to R2 once it's released and see what happens..... –  Rikalous Oct 22 '13 at 11:09
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Change the resolution within the OS of the VM to the resolution of host machine

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How do you do that? –  Moses Oct 21 '13 at 22:20
    
No, fullscreen is a completely different mode. Changing the resolution would cause more scrolling since there must be some space for the VM interface –  Lưu Vĩnh Phúc Oct 22 '13 at 0:39
    
This does improve things a bit, but doesn't quite get you all the way to a real full screen. –  Rikalous Oct 22 '13 at 11:08
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