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Remote Desktop + Multiple Monitors

Posted on 2007-07-30
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Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I have 2 monitors connected to a target machine for using remote desktop.  The second monitor is simply extended.

I connect to the target machine from home using VPN then remote desktop.  My machine at home has 3 monitors.

How do I make remote desktop to span multiple monitors on my machine at home?  If remote desktop can't do it - is there another alternative?

thanks in advance
Question by:ramrocket
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Rob Williams earned 500 total points
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Dual monitors:
I haven't tried this, but normally to start a Remote Desktop session from the run box you would enter  mstsc . Instead enter  mstsc  /span   as per:
"Remote Desktop Connection supports high-resolution displays that can be spanned across multiple monitors. The monitors must be the same height and aligned vertically. To have the remote computer's desktop span two monitors, type Mstsc /span at the command line.
Note: This feature is sometimes called continuous resolution. To toggle in and out of full-screen spanned mode, press CTRL+ALT+BREAK."
from: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/f55326fa-e629-423b-abba-b30f76cc61e61033.mspx
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by:Rob Williams
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Thanks ramrocket.
Cheers !

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