I have a Windows 10 computer and a 43 inch 4K monitor.
When I use this computer to connect to a Windows 10 server using Remote Desktop Connection, I want to resize the RDC window to be on 1/4 of my 4K monitor without causing it to use scrollbars.
In other words, I want RDC to behave as if I'm viewing the remote server on a 1080p monitor (equivalent resolution to 1/4 of my 4K screen), rather than causing it to have 4K worth or screen space and have scrollbars.
Is there a way to do this?


When creating the RDP connection, go to the Display tab to set the size of your remote desktop. You can then save this configuration in the .rdp file:

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You can also set a resolution using the /w:<Width> /h:<Height> parameters. See https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753907(v=ws.11).aspx for more info.

  • I use a .rdp file to initiate the connection. These are the first four lines of the file, but the width and height don't end up being 1920x1080: screen mode id:i:2 use multimon:i:0 desktopwidth:i:1920 desktopheight:i:1080 – Josh Withee Dec 7 '17 at 21:22
  • What if you initiate the connection from the RDC GUI, as a test? Does setting the slider to 1920 by 1080 pixels work? – wysiwyg Dec 7 '17 at 21:30
  • That seems to work! – Josh Withee Dec 11 '17 at 14:18

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