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Running Server 2012 inside of a Hyper-V VM, clicking on "Display Settings" to try and change the screen resolution, but it says "The display settings can't be changed from a remote session".

Anyone know how to change the resolution?

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Check here: superuser.com/questions/518484/… –  Devid Jul 11 '14 at 20:39
Thanks Devid, I'll give your solution a try on my Linux VM's. Have you come across a solution for Windows VM's? –  J. Scott Elblein Jul 12 '14 at 16:50
Ok if it helps +1. I am not running Windows in Hyper-V but I think it should be easier to do. Well I think if you install the Integration Services it should be easy to change. But as I said I am not sure because I don't run Windows in Hyper-V –  Devid Jul 12 '14 at 17:09
K. I don't have 15 rep yet though, so I can't +1, lol. I have installed the Integration Services, but now luck. –  J. Scott Elblein Jul 12 '14 at 17:16

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For Windows 8.1, with HyperV Manager 6.3.9600.16384

From HyperV Manager:
- Select 'Hyper-V Settings' for the host
- Under 'Server', Select 'Enhanced Session Mode Policy'
- UnCheck 'Enhanced Session Mode'

You may have to stop/restart the VM/session before/after doing this.

Connect to the VM, and change the resolution as per normal.

Undo changes above to re-enable Enhanced Session Mode connection, if so desired.

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Thanks David, that did the trick. I marked yours as best answer because you listed exact steps, even though it was the same answer as Tomas' (so I upvoted his). =) –  J. Scott Elblein Sep 14 '14 at 13:10

To allow you change resolution, you need to set "Basic Session" from HyperV Virtual Machine connection (last button on top panel)

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Hyper-V Manager > (right click on guest) > (select) Edit Session settings ...

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Thanks @DavidB, I don't seem to have that in my HyperV manager, unless I'm missing it somehow, ya mind taking a screenshot of it on yours for me? –  J. Scott Elblein Jun 1 '14 at 4:07

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