?
Solved

Best Way to View Multiple Sceens / Monitors With VNC.

Posted on 2010-11-21
6
Medium Priority
?
1,128 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hello All -

I frequently use VNC to remotely manage numerous workstations.  I have trouble. though, viewing computers with 2+ monitors attached.  Remotely, they either display 1 long screen, 1 of the two screens, or occasionally the 2 screens overlapped.

I'm trying to find the best solution for working on these remote workstations.  Ideally, I'd prefer to be able to view one of the screens as you would with a single monitor, but be able to switch back and forth between the two monitors of the remote machine.

As for the distros that I currently use, first, I'm a big fan of Smartcode's VNC Manager so any answer specific to that would be great!  With and without VNC Manager, I use TightVNC mostly due to it's compatibility with Windows 7.

Thanks for any suggestions!
0
Comment
Question by:BzowK
6 Comments
 
LVL 72

Expert Comment

by:Qlemo
ID: 34183622
Of the remote control apps I know of DameWare is the only one which allows to view all monitors combined or only a single one, and in latter case of course switching between the monitors. I don't think any VNC adaption is capable of anything besides "span" mode (combining all monitors).
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:James_3
ID: 34183690
TeamViewer is good for multiple monitors especially if you have 1 monitor and remote machine has to
The standard remote desktop connection program in windows can do it too.
http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keating/microsoft/remote-desktop-dual-monitor-support-tip.asp
0
 
LVL 72

Expert Comment

by:Qlemo
ID: 34183753
RDP does not allow for switching monitors, only for reducing to a single monitor or spanning using all (the client having more than one monitor).
I could not verify TeamViewer, but never heard of it featurring multi-monitoring. It is not mentioned in support or feature list.
0
Who's Defending Your Organization from Threats?

Protecting against advanced threats requires an IT dream team – a well-oiled machine of people and solutions working together to defend your organization. Download our resource kit today to learn more about the tools you need to build you IT Dream Team!

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:James_3
ID: 34183781
I use teamviewer and it definitely supports it.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:caballo_oscuro
ID: 34187029
teamviewer does work, i have a similiar situation and this i what i use.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
N3admin earned 2000 total points
ID: 34202536
Standard VNC doesn't support multiple monitors. I use UltraVNC nearly every day, when I'm helping a client with dual monitors I turn off the dual monitors for the support session, then turn them back on when I"m done.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar On Demand] Database Backup and Recovery

Does your company store data on premises, off site, in the cloud, or a combination of these? If you answered “yes”, you need a data backup recovery plan that fits each and every platform. Watch now as as Percona teaches us how to build agile data backup recovery plan.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Like many organizations, your foray into cloud computing may have started with an ancillary or security service, like email spam and virus protection. For some, the first or second step into the cloud was moving email off-premise. For others, a clou…
Working from home is a dream for many people who aren’t happy about getting up early, going to the office, and spending long hours at work. There are lots of benefits of remote work for employees.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
Suggested Courses

621 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question