|Information in this topic applies to desktop and web applications.|
By default the Microsoft Windows operating system includes the Remote Desktop component that allows you to connect to a remote computer and work with it as you work with your local computer.
Using this component you can run and monitor automated tests on remote computers: you can connect to a test computer using a Remote Desktop connection and use the Remote Desktop window to work with the remote computer on your PC. For more information on running automated tests by using the Remote Desktop component, see Running Tests via Remote Desktop - Overview.
While running GUI tests via the Remote Desktop component, keep in mind that the Remote Desktop window must be visible on screen. If you minimize the Remote Desktop window or disconnect from the Remote Desktop Connection session, the GUI tests will fail. To work around this problem, see the Running Tests in Minimized Remote Desktop Windows help topic.
However, sometimes, you may need to follow test running, so you may need to control the remote desktop. In this case, the screen resolution on the remote computer must be the same as on the master computer. Sometimes, it may be inconvenient. To work around this problem, you can specify the properties of the Remote Desktop connection in a special way. Below is a step-by-step instruction on how to do this.
After that, you can resize the Remote Desktop window as you wish, at that, the window will show the entire remote desktop. So, you can make the Remote Desktop window smaller and you will be able to control your test remotely.