Use Multimonitors in VMWare Workstation 8.0

I have VMWare workstation 8 running on a windows 2008 r2 server.  I have 3 Windows 7 installs running there.

I have set the display to allow up to 10 monitors.

I have set my RDP session to "Use all of my monitors"

II still only have one monitor available to me.

What am I doing wrong??

Thanks,

Curtis LongAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you specified the number of monitors in the Virtual Machine Settings?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Auto Start and Shutdown Virtual Machines

Just log into your ESX server using the vSphere GUI Client, click on the host, then click the Configuration tab. In the 'Software' box, click the Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown link. In the upper right click Properties.

http://www.vmadmin.co.uk/vmware/35-esxserver/111-esxautostartstop

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_26874904.html

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
sorry, wrong post!
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Curtis LongAuthor Commented:
Yes, I have the setting set to allow up to 10 monitors.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
and you are connecting to the VM via RDP?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you also tried starting mstsc with the span option.

If I use RDP Client, anmd Tick the Option use multiple monitors, it does not work, by if I use the span option it does.

mstsc /span
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
or mstsc.exe /multimon

And here is the advantage using multimon option over span option.

    With true multimon support, the client-side monitors can be arranged in any order and can be of any resolution.

    Since a span mode remote session is essentially a single-monitor session, if a window in the remote desktop is maximized, it spans across all the monitors. With true multimon support, a window will only maximize to the extent of the containing monitor.

    If an application queries for the number of monitors inside a span-mode session, it will find only one monitor, whereas it will find as many monitors as are actually present on the client system when using true multimon RDP. This difference can change the behavior of applications such as PowerPoint.
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