Is it a good video resolution changer? We are using vidchng.exe but it seem not working if the user is logoff or if the session is lock.[/align]
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Sorry, but how does this apply to "Scripting" as the title of the forum?
Please post to the correct forum (ex. the "Off-Topic")!
Answered 10/29/2008 by: AngelD
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why are you guys such control freaks? [;)]
I can't conceive of a useful reason to change someone's screen res while they're not looking. That's the kind of thing that P__ users off.
Answered 10/29/2008 by: aogilmor
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This is not the goal. Sometimes, we need to deploy software and to works that software will need a minimal screen resolution.

As an example, think to Creative Suite CS3. If your screen resolution is not at least 1024X768 then the installation will fail. So in my script, I look to the screen resolution and if I don't have the minimum, I need to adjust it to be sure my user will receive the software.

Actually our script is done but we still have the screen resolution problem. If the user is logout or if the session is lock then I cannot adjust the resolution.

So it is a scripting problem and no I am not a freak but just someone who need to deliver what a customer want.
Answered 10/29/2008 by: Francoisracine
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ORIGINAL: Francoisracine


So it is a scripting problem and no I am not a freak but just someone who need to deliver what a customer want.

Hey I was just joking. I know there are some apps that need a certain resolution. Can it possibly be done by scripting? Sure...would I ever do it that way? No. Users don't like it. And probably not worth the headache to develop a script (which may not work anyway, as you are finding out the hard way. Most of the time users already have the res they need to run their apps. in the few cases where they don't there's probably a better way than scripting, yup, even manually. (I wonder if AD can do this?...)

OG
Answered 10/29/2008 by: aogilmor
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There is no way directly from registry or vbscript to change the resolution. Possibly with VB but I am not a wiz. So I am looking finding a tool. When I reinstall a computer at night, it is not possible to guaranty the screen resolution will be ok. On those situations, I am trying to correct the problem to the minimal need resolution.
Answered 10/30/2008 by: Francoisracine
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Good luck. I didn't see a way to do this with local policy editor, but you may want to research that as well.
Answered 10/30/2008 by: aogilmor
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I have noticed that if you have a ATI video card you must kill the service otherwise the resolutions are user based.
Also Nvidia has similar setup.
I use reschange.exe it works well.

Thanks,
Jason
Answered 11/05/2008 by: oliphanj
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But not if the user session is logoff or if the session is lock.
Answered 11/05/2008 by: Francoisracine
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