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Is it possible to control CMD properties like Window size & Screen Buffer size via GPO? (or a VBS script that can be pushed using GPO :)

I have Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008.

Many thanks for your advice.

Toast

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The options are all stored in:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console

You will most likely have a sub-key called "Command Prompt" that you want to store your information in. You should be able to script it from there.

Here is a reference to what all the values mean. It is for Windows 2000, but this section still applies to Win7/2008.

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Thanks MattB. Did it with this command: reg add "HKCU\Console" /v "ScreenBufferSize" /t REG_DWORD /d 655304463 /f –  ToastMan Feb 5 '10 at 15:20

I have written a tiny application for Windows that allows to "maximize" the window and buffer. It could be easily extended to allow passing parameters with custom values.

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