Monitor resolution


We currently have a lab with several machines and an instructor workstation
in the front. This WS is connected to a projection unit that can only do
1024x768 so when I build my image I need just that machine to be at 1024x768
(the rest are at higher resolution). Is there a way for me to push those
settings to just the one machine? I cannot seem to find anything on this for
some reason.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

Amir Bozorgzadeh
Campus Technology Services
University of Iowa
2800 UCC
Iowa City, Iowa 52242


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I had the same issue happen to me in a lab. What we decided to do was make a group for the instructor machines to isolate them and then made a package in composer so whomever logs into that station - the package installs the display settings. Probably not the best way - since logon takes an extra few seconds, but it works.

Chris Stuart
Mac Systems Administrator
JWT - Chicago
p. 312.951.4000 x4553
c. 312.375.5092

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I use a command-line program called cscreen, It is installed on every computer. Depending on the computer(s), I have startup policies that run a command to set the resolution. For example, we have an open lab that uses cheap NEC flat screens that never keep the proper resolution. I have a policy, with a scope of this lab, that on startup, runs a command (utilizing cscreen):

/Applications/Utilities/cscreen -x 1280 -y 1024

I put the app in utilities, your own path may vary.

It seems like this app might be hard to find. If anyone would like a copy, email me on Monday.