Can you have two vmware view sessions open at the same time on different screens?

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We are starting to use virtual desktops in a limited role with the possibility of expanding the role of virtual desktops. We are using vmware view.

Can you have two virtual desktops open at the same time on different monitors?

As an example:
Our users have a main desktop in which they run their business software, such as, outlook and the web. They want to always have this desktop open on a second monitor. On another monitor they want to access their production software which are hosted on seperate virtual desktops.

I know there is an option in the vmware view client to switch desktops but I don't think that is what they want. They want both open at the same time. If it isn't possible to have both open at the same time the only way around it would be to connect to the main virtual desktop first using multiple monitors and then from the main virtual desktop to connect to the production virtual desktops from there. Does that make sense? Do I need to clarify more?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
Yes, you dont have to run the desktops full screen, you can specify a size of the desktop.

If they have two desktops, they can run in local mode, and use the other for the view client, is this what you want to know?

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The second part is closest. So if I understand you, you're saying the only way to have two open at one time is for one to used in local mode?
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You connect to the View Desktop, but there is an option to select Full Desktop, of Specify a Size, if you specify a size it runs in a Windows, and doesn't take over the whole desktop, this allows you to move the window.

then they can access the client and start again and connect.

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You don't need to specify non-full screen just need to minmize and open the view client again and choose a different desktop that is available.

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