Enable good display resolution on hosted OS

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Hi, I have installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux that has VMware GSX Server 3. I don’t have any hardware at home to test the Windows Server 2003. The Virtual Machine will work well, but is there any difference from VMware Workstation with VMware Tools installed on Windows Server 2003. I am not getting good resolution and color with the virtual machine. What do I need to get a better display? My default login is in text format, can I enable graphical login? I have already tried VMware with X server session. I think I am missing something in the process and I have no idea what it is.

Windows Server 2003 supports VMware because I have already confirmed that. Please give me idea to enable good display on the hosted operating system. Please help me to get out of this problem. Thanks in advance for all the support.

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Enable good display resolution on hosted OS


If you have installed a server on your VMware then you need to check that your drivers are also available for that server i am asking for video drivers if you are installing a server that is not compatible for your video card then you may not get the better result on your VMware so you need to check that you have drivers available for your server

or OS you are installing and install them on VMware copy them in VMware or share them and you will be able to see a better result over your VMware. If you are getting problem in getting drivers then you can search them over the network and you can find them easily over the network.

If you are just getting the error in one OS over VMware then there is driver error and if you are getting this problem on each OS in VM then you need to set your VMware and you will be able to solve your problem.

Michal joran.

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Enable good display resolution on hosted OS


You will need to make some changes in order to improve the resolution of the virtual machine, and some of those changes you will need to do to the operating system as follows:

  1. You will need to open Windows Registry editor by clicking on Start > Run, and then type regedit, and then press Enter.
  2. You will after that need to search the following key: vmx_svga, and then edit the main key.
  3. You will need to make a new string value (REG_SZ) for each of the new resolution and you will need to make sure that you correctly identify which is the highest number, as you will notice that the values are not listed in numerical order.
  4. And then you will modify the data in the new value, and enter the resolution you want to use the following format :<width>x<height>. 
  5. Once you have done that you will need to restart the operating system, and then log on as an administrator and then check and make sure that the new resolutions are available by going to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Settings, and then adjust the Screen Area slider control.

Mathew Stone


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