Hyper-V Program Manager
I recently had to do some demonstrations on my laptop – which has a 1366 x 768 display. This made it hard to use Hyper-V virtual machines, which default to 1024 x 768 and only allow you to configure 4 x 3 resolutions.
Luckily, it is actually possible to setup a Hyper-V virtual machine with a widescreen resolution. Though the process is not that intuitive. What you need to do is:
You can also use this method to set the virtual machine resolution to 800 x 600 or 640 x 480 – which is usually not allowed on recent versions of Windows.
You missed the point. We, YOUR CUSTOMERS, need widescreen resolutions and before your say it: RDP IS NOT AN OPTION. I need to run a Windows 7 VM (so I cannot use Gen 2 Hyper-V) so I can VPN in to my employer. Stop making excuses and listen to your customers. By the way I am trying to break from VMware, but you are not helping the cause. (Also, you may want to look how they implemented multiple screen resolutions.) In the mean time, save people a lot of effort and just implement the widescreen resolutions. People have been complaining about this issue for years.
Tony - add an additional network interface to your VM. Then access the VM via RDP via the IP of the secondary NIC while the VPN connection is running over the primary NIC.
"add an additional network interface to your VM. Then access the VM via RDP via the IP of the secondary NIC while the VPN connection is running over the primary NIC."
This does not work for all VPN connections as some of them are so secure that they block everything but the corporate VPN. So it's not a solution.