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Screen Resolution

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1.0.1 | Updated: 08 Oct 2019



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To install Screen Resolution, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Screen Resolution, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Screen Resolution, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade screen-resolution -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade screen-resolution -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure screen-resolution installed
    name: screen-resolution
    state: present
    version: 1.0.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'screen-resolution' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.0.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: screen-resolution,
    Version: 1.0.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller screen-resolution
   Name     = 'screen-resolution'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.0.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'screen-resolution':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.0.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install screen-resolution version="1.0.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 26 Aug 2020.


Screen Resolution sets the screen resolution on Windows virtual machines (VMs). This tool is useful for UI automated testing when the default resolution is not at the desired resolution.

Tested on Windows Server 2012R2, 2016, 2019 and Windows 10 virtual machines (VMs).

See for more information.

  $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors

$toolsDir      = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$pp            = Get-PackageParameters
$name          = 'Screen Resolution'
$toolsLocation = Get-ToolsLocation
$workDir       = "$toolsLocation\$packageName"

#if (!((Get-ItemProperty 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion').ProductName -like '*Windows Server*')) {
#  throw 'This package requires Windows Server OS.'

if (!$pp['UserName']) { $pp['UserName'] = "$env:UserName" }
if (!$pp['Password']) { $pp['Password'] = Read-Host "Enter password for $($pp['UserName']):" -AsSecureString}
if (!$pp['Password']) { throw "Package needs Password to install, that must be provided in params or in prompt." }

if (!$pp['RdpUserName']) { $pp['RdpUserName'] = 'rdp_local' }
if (!$pp['RdpPassword']) { $pp['RdpPassword'] = $pp['Password'] }
if (!$pp['RdpGroups']) { $pp['RdpGroups'] = @('Administrators', 'Remote Desktop Users') }

if (!$pp['Width']) { $pp['Width'] = 1920 }
if (!$pp['Height']) { $pp['Height'] = 1080 }

if (Get-WmiObject Win32_UserAccount -Filter "LocalAccount='true' and Name='$( $pp['RdpUserName'] )'") {
  Write-Host "Updating $($pp['RdpUserName']) user."
  NET USER "$($pp['RdpUserName'])" "$($pp['RdpPassword'])" /Y
} else {
  Write-Host "Creating $($pp['RdpUserName']) user."
  NET USER /ADD "$($pp['RdpUserName'])" "$($pp['RdpPassword'])" /COMMENT:"Created by $name" /FULLNAME:"RDP Local" /EXPIRES:NEVER /PASSWORDCHG:NO /Y

ForEach ($group In $pp['RdpGroups']) {
  try {
    Write-Host "Adding $( $pp['RdpUserName'] ) user to $group."
    NET LOCALGROUP "$group" "$($pp['RdpUserName'])" /ADD
  catch {
    Write-Debug "User $( $pp['RdpUserName'] ) already in $group."

$TaskName = 'CreateRdpHomeAndStoreUserCreds'
$Action = New-ScheduledTaskAction -Execute 'cmdkey.exe' -Argument "/add: /user:$($pp['UserName']) /pass:$($pp['Password'])"
$Settings = New-ScheduledTaskSettingsSet -AllowStartIfOnBatteries -DontStopIfGoingOnBatteries
Register-ScheduledTask -TaskName $TaskName -User $pp['RdpUserName'] -Password $pp['RdpPassword'] -Action $Action -Settings $Settings -RunLevel Highest -Force
Start-ScheduledTask -TaskName $TaskName

$timer =  [Diagnostics.Stopwatch]::StartNew()
while (((Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName $TaskName).State -ne  'Ready') -and  ($timer.Elapsed.TotalSeconds -lt 90)) {
  Write-Debug -Message 'Waiting on scheduled task...'
  Start-Sleep -Seconds  3

Unregister-ScheduledTask -TaskName $TaskName -Confirm:$false

if (!(Test-Path $workDir)) {
  New-Item $workDir -ItemType directory -Force

$cmdName = "RDP-to-$($pp['UserName'])-at-res$($pp['Width'])x$($pp['Height'])"
$cmdPath = "$workDir\$cmdName.cmd"

$cmd = "mstsc.exe /v: /w:$($pp['Width']) /h:$($pp['Height'])"
$cmd | Set-Content $cmdPath

$startupDir = "C:\Users\$($pp['RdpUserName'])\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"

if (!(Test-Path $startupDir)) {
  New-Item $startupDir -ItemType Directory -Force

$shortcutArgs = @{
  shortcutFilePath = "$startupDir\$cmdName.lnk"
  targetPath       = "$cmdPath"
  iconLocation     = "$toolsDir\icon.ico"
  workDirectory    = $workDir
Install-ChocolateyShortcut @shortcutArgs

# required by uninstaller to remove rdp user
"RdpUserName=$($pp['RdpUserName'])" | Set-Content $toolsDir\uninstall.parameters

Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server' -Name 'fDenyTSConnections' -Type DWord -Value 0

Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client' -Name 'AuthenticationLevelOverride' -Type DWord -Value 0

$rules = Get-NetFirewallRule
$par = @{
  DisplayName   = "$name"
  LocalPort     = 3389
  LocalAddress  = 'any'
  RemoteAddress = 'LocalSubnet'
  Profile       = 'Public'
  Direction     = 'Inbound'
  Protocol      = 'TCP'
  Action        = 'Allow'
if (-not $rules.DisplayName.Contains($par.DisplayName)) {
  New-NetFirewallRule @par
$toolsDir      = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$toolsLocation = Get-ToolsLocation
$workDir       = "$toolsLocation\$packageName"
$name          = 'Screen Resolution'

$rules = Get-NetFirewallRule
if ($rules.DisplayName.Contains($name)) { Remove-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName $name }

$props = ConvertFrom-StringData (Get-Content $toolsDir\uninstall.parameters -Raw)
$rdpUserName = $props['RdpUserName']

Write-Debug "Removing $rdpUserName user."
NET USER "$rdpUserName" /DELETE

Get-WmiObject Win32_UserProfile -Filter 'RefCount=0' | ForEach-Object {

if (Test-Path $workDir) {
  Remove-Item $workDir -Recurse -Force

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Screen Resolution 1.0.0 13454 Friday, February 9, 2018 Approved

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