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    DPI Settings in group policy?

    Does anyone know a user setting i can apply in group policy that will allow me to specify a DPI setting please?

    We have a student who has visual difficulties, and requires a different DPI setting on any computer they use.

    Thanks

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    I think this sort of thing is stored in the user profile. Can you not give the user a roaming profile, set it on one and have it follow her around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    I think this sort of thing is stored in the user profile. Can you not give the user a roaming profile, set it on one and have it follow her around?
    If it is stored in the profile there will be a way to get it in the group policy.

    We wont do romaing profiles due to the pain they are. Plus when we have Windows 8 deployed it wont play as nice with Windows 7

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    Found the following: Mark Minasi's Reader Forum - CHANGING DPI SETTINGS EN MASSE VIA GPO? any good?

    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]
    "MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA res)"="SSERIFE.FON"
    "Courier 10,12,15 (VGA res)"="COURE.FON"
    "MS Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA res)"="SERIFE.FON"
    "Small Fonts (VGA res)"="SMALLE.FON"
    "MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA res)"="SSERIFE.FON"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontDPI]
    "LogPixels"=dword:00000060
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\GRE_Initialize]
    "FIXEDFON.FON"="vgafix.fon"
    "FONTS.FON"="vgasys.fon"
    "OEMFONT.FON"="vgaoem.fon"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel]
    "OriginalDPI"=dword:00000060
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\Current\Software\Fonts]
    "FIXEDFON.FON"="vgafix.fon"
    "FONTS.FON"="vgasys.fon"
    "OEMFONT.FON"="vga850.fon"
    "LogPixels"=dword:00000060

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    They wont do as they are Machine settings not user settings

    Thanks Anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    They wont do as they are Machine settings not user settings

    Thanks Anyway
    I think what you're looking for, lurks here in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

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