You cannot maximize a Remote Desktop Connection session window to full-screen when you use the /v parameter

This article provides a solution to an issue where you can't maximize a Remote Desktop Connection session window to full-screen when you use the Mstsc /v command.

Original product version:   Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Original KB number:   980876

Symptoms

When you connect to a remote computer by using the Mstsc command line tool together with the /v parameter in Windows 7, you cannot maximize the window of the session to full-screen.

Cause

This issue occurs if the display setting in Remote Desktop Connection was changed from the default setting of Full Screen to a different setting. This setting change is saved in the Default.rdp file. When a connection starts by using the /v parameter, the display setting that is saved in the Default.rdp file is used.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, change the display setting in Remote Desktop Connection to full-screen. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
  2. In the Remote Desktop Connection dialog box, click Options.
  3. Click the Display tab.
  4. Move the Display configuration slider to Large (Full Screen), and then connect to the remote computer.

When you now connect to a remote computer by using the /v parameter, you can maximize the window of the session to full-screen.