Using Remote Desktop 8-bit Color Depth

Aug 4, 2014
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May 27, 2023 11:35 EEST

If you use a high resolution screen and windows server 2003 SP2 only shows you 8-bit color (256 colors) you can do the following. See these links:

Download hotfix:

After applying the hotfix change registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\AllowHigherColorDepth
to 1.

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