Can an Application Detect Dual Monitor in Remote Desktop Session?

Hi,

I have an off-the-shelf application that is web based and I think written in Java. When accessed directly, it detects how many monitors you have and allows you to choose on which monitor to display content.

We are attempting to access this server remotely over a slow VSAT link and came up with the idea to use remote desktop. The speed is satsifactory, however, the application now only detects 1 monitor.

Can anyone figure out how to get the application to detect the second monitor so that it works just as though it were being accessed directly?
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RustyZ32Connect With a Mentor Commented:
if you are using remote desktop on windows XP or Windows 2003, then  you need to specify the dual monitor option by running remote desktop from the run line:

click start, go to run, enter:   mstsc /span

this will tell the remote desktop that you have two monitors and to use them both. it works best if both monitors are set to the exact same resolution.


if you are using remote desktop on a windows 2008 server or windows 7 you can set these options in the regular graphical interface.

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cnjugunaAuthor Commented:
Hi RustyZ32,

We have already tried using the /span and /console options in rdp 5 & 6, /multimon, and the /multimon and /admin in rdp 7.0.

We get the two monitors detected by Windows, but the application only shows the option of 1 monitor still.
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ptykwylxConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try Dameware Mini Remote Control (www.dameware.com).  You can download the trial from the site.  I've been using it with two monitor, maybe your application will be compatible with it.
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cnjugunaAuthor Commented:
Thanks ptykwylx. Let me give it a try.
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cnjugunaAuthor Commented:
Hi,

No solution so far. But i think ptykwylx deserves points for trying.

Can I award 250 points for effort?
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cnjugunaAuthor Commented:
Hi,

No solution so far. But i think ptykwylx deserves points for trying.

Can I award 250 points for effort?
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cnjugunaAuthor Commented:
Shared points for effort. The issue is not resolved. The web-based application only detects monitors on the computer that it is accessed from. I was looking for a way to "fool" the application to detect multiple monitors in a remote desktop scenario. No solution to date.

Our workaround. Drag the application to the secondary monitor and let it display content on that monitor.
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