Monday, April 28, 2008

Hyper-V : Display support

I have a WSXGA (1650 x 1080) display and during my initial explorations of Hyper-V was getting quite annoyed that i couldnt install drivers for it inside my various VMs.

The maximum resolution from the MS VM drivers is 1600x1200 (UGA) but I could obviously only get to 1280x1024 (SXGA) due to the vertical pitch.

To get round this, connect via RDP. RDP seemingly lets the host handle the video hence providing full resolution.

Another reason to connect to Hyper-V Virtual Machines via RDP is USB support.

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