Change the screen resolution in Windows 2008 Server Core

Today I was testing some things in my virtual 2008 Server Core. When you are browing through regedit, it’s easy to have a bigger screen resolution. You can change the screen resolution in the register, using regedit.

– Log into Server Core with an admin account

– Run Regedit from the command prompt and modify the following reg keys:
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video

– you will find one or more GUIDs. Expand each one to find the one with a VolatileSettings subkey under the 0000 subkey (usually the first GUID)

– Double-click the 0000 key and modify the DefaultSettings.XResolution and DefaultSettings.YResolution values to set your resolution

– Close Regedit

Logoff and log back on to receive the new resolution settings.

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