Why do Windows .NET Server (Win.NET Server) RDP sessions have poor color quality?

A. The color depth of Win.NET Server RDP sessions will be set to one of the following values:

  • No limit
  • 24 bit
  • 16 bit
  • 15 bit
  • 8 bit

As a result, the RDP session might display poor color quality if you've selected a low color-depth setting.

To change the color-depth limit, perform the following steps:

  1. Start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Terminal Services Configuration snap-in (go to Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, and click Terminal Services Configuration).
  2. Select the Connects branch in the left-hand pane.
  3. Right-click "RDP-Tcp" in the right-hand pane, then select Properties.
  4. Select the "Client Settings" tab.
  5. Either clear the "Limit Maximum Color Depth" option, or select it and set the actual limitation required.

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  6. Click OK.
TAGS: Windows 8
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