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Remote Desktop Dual display support with Windows Server 2008

I have two (2) desktop clients - one running Windows 7 Professional, and the other with Windows XP SP3.  The XP workstation has the RDP Version 7 client update installed with support for multiple displays.  The Terminal Server is Windows Server 2008 Standard 32-Bit (Not R2).  When I attempt to connect to the Terminal Server from either the Win7 or WinXP workstation (with 'use all my monitors for the remote session' enabled under the display options) only one the primary display can be used.  The dual displays extend when operating from the local machine.  Is multiple display not supported on the non-R2 version of Windows Server 2008?  Any suggestions on how to use two displays (extended mode) would be greatly appreciated.
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Dual display is supported starting in rdp 6.1. Here are the details of what to edit.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772472%28WS.10%29.aspx
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Thanks for the quick replies.

I referenced the comment from SFOSSupport and I did not have the 'desktop experience' feature installed on the Win2008 Terminal Server.  I am installing that now and will restart and test.

AAppleton:  Q:  R2 is required for the 'MultiMon' feature?
Yes, for multimon support you will need R2.  Otherwise you can just use the span feature
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also remember that the span option requires you that both of your monitors have the same resolution.
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