Ever wondered how to change screen resolution in Server Core?

I’ve found a blogpost about that here Change resolution on server core

And just to simplify it:

  • Locate
    \HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video{classID}\0000\DefaultSettings.XResolution
    and
    \HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video{classID}\0000\DefaultSettings.YResolution

where you have a key named “VolatileSettings” directly under the *\0000* key.

screen-resolution-core

  • Set the values to desired screen resolution.
    In the case above it’s set to 1024x768.

Restart the server for the changes to take affect.

(rember? shutdown /r /f /t 0 /c “Changed screen resolution”)