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Multi monitor support Terminal Server 2003 - 2 out of 3 screens???

Hi experts

We are running Windows Server 2003 with Terminal Services and have a requirement to span multiple screens.

We have 3 screen and have configured screen spanning across ALL screens (3 of 3) working as expected and have SplitView installed (and working) on the Terminal Servers as well.

We need to get the RDP session running across 2 of the 3 screens (with a local app running on the 3rd) and was wondering if any one out there has had this running successfully and if so, how did you manage it.

Any help greatly appreciated and any questions welcome.

Cheers :)
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BTG
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B HCommented:
you can't do this with splitview, but you can combine splitview on the server, with a resolution in the ts client equal to that of 2 screens.

in the client, before connecting, display, pick a size big enough to spam 2 screens.  of course it won't be "full screen" but windowed mode should suffice
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SteveCommented:
Heres some good advice on RDP:
http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keating/microsoft/remote-desktop-dual-monitor-support-tip.asp

the screens have to be the same resolution etc and it only works on certain versions of RDP and server.
one big drawback is that the server will not know there are two monitors and will treat them as one big monitor. windows maximise across both screens instead of just one etc.

server 2008 can do multiple screens quite well but 2003 sucks.
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CadrePro1Commented:
I think you are going to have issues with Windows 2003. So much has changed with RDP 7 and Windows 2008.

For nice reading
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2009/07/01/using-multiple-monitors-in-remote-desktop-session.aspx
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BTGAuthor Commented:
I think I may have to try XenApp and see what I can get with that... TBA
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SteveCommented:
Good plan. Native rdp isnt great at this. A 3rd party app is the best way to go.
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BTGAuthor Commented:
No resolution - Will have to test XenApp next year
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