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windows_screenresolution (10) Versions 1.0.2

Sets headless screen resolution on Windows

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cookbook 'windows_screenresolution', '= 1.0.2'
cookbook 'windows_screenresolution', '= 1.0.2', :supermarket
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Windows Screen Resolution Cookbook

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Sets headless screen resolution on Windows. It does this by creating a new user called rdp_local that has a startup script to RDP into the specified user account at specified screen resolution (default is 1920x1080). A firewall rule is created to open RDP port 3389. Finally, Windows auto-logon is configured to login as rdp_local on reboot.

Note that auto-logon requires a username and password and that the password is stored unencrypted under windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.

Tested on Amazon Windows Server 2012 R2 AMI.

Requirements

  • Chef 11.6.0 or higher (includes a built-in registry_key resource)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 or higher due to usage of window_home

Platforms

  • Windows

Cookbook Dependencies

  • windows_autologin
  • windows_home

Usage

Include default recipe in run list or in another cookbook to set the screen resolution. The username and password must be set in order to user this cookbook.

Attributes

  • node['windows_screenresolution']['username'] - Username of account to remote login as (required).
  • node['windows_screenresolution']['password'] - Password of account to remote login as (required).
  • node['windows_screenresolution']['width'] - Display width in pixels. Defaults to 1920.
  • node['windows_screenresolution']['height'] - Display height in pixels. Defaults to 1080.
  • node['windows_screenresolution']['target'] - Identifies the computer or domain name that username and password account will be associated with for remote login. Defaults to localhost.
  • node['windows_screenresolution']['rdp_autologon'] - Logon as RDP user automatically on reboot. Defaults to true. Note that the password is stored unencrypted under windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.
  • node['windows_screenresolution']['rdp_username'] - RDP username. Defaults to rdp_local.
  • node['windows_screenresolution']['rdp_password'] - RDP password. Defaults to password of account to remote login as, if nil.
  • node['windows_screenresolution']['rdp_domain'] - RDP domain. Defaults to nil.

Examples

Set newuser's screen resolution to 1920x1080 (default)

node.set['windows_screenresolution']['username'] = 'newuser'
node.set['windows_screenresolution']['password'] = 'N3wPassW0Rd'

include_recipe 'windows_screenresolution::default'

Set newuser's screen resolution to 1366x768

node.set['windows_screenresolution']['username'] = 'newuser'
node.set['windows_screenresolution']['password'] = 'N3wPassW0Rd'
node.set['windows_screenresolution']['width'] = 1366
node.set['windows_screenresolution']['height'] = 768

include_recipe 'windows_screenresolution::default'

Getting Help

Contributing

Please refer to CONTRIBUTING.

License

MIT - see the accompanying LICENSE file for details.

Changelog

1.0.2

  • Fix #2 Multiple rdp_local directories are created under C:\Users

1.0.1

  • Fix #1 Cannot create directory due to insufficient permissions

1.0.0

  • Initial release

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