XenApp 6.5 – Remote Desktop display settings can’t be changed

Not sure how I missed this one during my last XenApp 6.5 implementation.

The option of “Make text and other items larger or smaller” while in a Windows 2008 RDS session is no longer available as it was in a Windows 2003 TS session. This option is now greyed out and displays “The display settings can’t be changed from a remote session”.


  • Windows 2008 R2
  • Citrix XenApp 6.5
  • PVS 6.1.16
  • Citrix Receiver 13.4


If you want this option available during a session, download a hotfix from Microsoft that will re-enable this setting.

Note The DPI setting enables you to change the size of all fonts and other UI elements on the computer. For example, you change the setting to increase the legibility of the UI.



About CyberRuiz
Highly motivated with over 12 years experience on Citrix/VMWare/Microsoft/technologies. Exceptional communication skills and team player. CCIA – Citrix Certified Integration Architect. CCEA – Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator. VCP – VMWare Certified Professional in ESX 2.x, VI3, VI4 MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

2 Responses to XenApp 6.5 – Remote Desktop display settings can’t be changed

  1. JDG says:

    Better yet apply this hot fix roll up pack for this and many fixes.


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