windows 7 resolution issues

  jake2 11:00 03 Aug 10

We have a network of xp pcs using networked printers through a server. Recently a windows 7 machine was added and I am having trouble getting the resoulution correct.
All other machines are set to 1024 x 768 by the server and on the pcs themselves.
The windows 7 machine however has a resolution of 1280 x 1024 on the server. The pc itself is, as the others 1024 x 768.
When logged onto the server the option to adjust resolution is disabled as it it set for all machines by the server.
Why has this one machine got a different resolution to the others?
And how can I change this to match the others?

  kristain 11:24 03 Aug 10

It might be the problem with hosts file.

In explorer, go to tools => folder options => view. Uncheck "hide operating system protected files" and "hide extensions for known file types" and check "show hidden files and folder".

Now navigate to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and locate the file named hosts and open this file in notepad. Ignore the lines starting with # but check that there are no other lines than localhost at the bottom. Report if you see other such lines.

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  jake2 12:23 03 Aug 10

Thanks Kristain,
I did as you asked and there was another local host number.

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