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Microsoft KB Archive/169280

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Cannot Size Pre-Dial and After Dial Terminal Screen

Article ID: 169280

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q169280


You are unable to change the screen size, the screen font size, or the colors for the Pre-Dial Terminal Screen and After Dial Terminal windows in Dial-Up Networking.


The Pre-Dial Terminal Screen and After Dial Terminal windows are hard-coded for their appearance, including the screen size, screen font size, and colors.


To work around this problem, use one of the following methods:

  • Use a logon script, if possible, for your Dial-Up Networking connection so that the terminal window is not required. For more information, see the Generic logon script, found in the Switch.inf file located in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Ras directory.

  • Temporarily change the display resolution to 640x480 (standard VGA) when dialing any Dial-Up Networking connection that requires a Pre-Dial Terminal Screen or an After Dial Terminal.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

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