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"True" Multiple Monitors via a remote connection

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I currently use multiple monitors at work.  I have two monitors (Main = 1920x1080 and Secondary=1280x1024 resolution) setup at my work desk.

Recently I’ve setup multiple monitors at my home.   I have two monitors (Main = 1920x1080 and Secondary=1280x1024 resolution) setup at my work desk.

Is it possible to connect from my home pc to my work pc and have the multiple monitors function as if I’m sitting at my work computer? (Example, I can drag a window from the main monitor to the secondary monitor on the remote pc and the same results occur on the local pc.)  I don’t want the “span” or “toggle” options like some remote applications provide.  I want “true” functional multiple monitors working via a remote connection.
1)      Is this possible?
2)      If possible, what OS/remote application or software are required?
3)      What are the configuration settings for the applications/software for “true” multiple monitors remotely.

I’m looking for feedback from individuals who have successful got this to work, not suggestions.  Thank you in advance.
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Alright I want to make sure we are taking apples to apples.

Look over this link you don't want this.

http://www.windows7hacker.com/index.php/2010/02/how-to-use-dual-monitors-in-remote-desktop-session-on-windows-7/

You are looking for something like this right?

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2009/07/01/using-multiple-monitors-in-remote-desktop-session.aspx
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Dariusg,

Thank you for the feedback.  I do believe I'm looking for the Multiple Monitor (multimon) feature.

I was excited to do some testing between both of my Windows 7 Professional pc’s to confirm that's what I've been looking for all this time until I stumbled upon some comments in the link (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2009/07/01/using-multiple-monitors-in-remote-desktop-session.aspx) you provided stating this will not work with Windows 7 pro.  Multimon only works with Window 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, and Server 2008 R2.  Corporate greed ruined the day!

To review my original post:
1)      Is this possible? YES (Although I haven’t seen this first hand)
2)      If possible, what OS/remote application or software are required? WINDOWS 7 ENTERPRISE, ULTIMATE, OR SERVER 2008 R2 USING REMOTE DESKTOP 7.0
3)      What are the configuration settings for the applications/software for “true” multiple monitors remotely.  FOLLOW STEPS HERE: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2009/07/01/using-multiple-monitors-in-remote-desktop-session.aspx

Is there any "third party" software that supports multiple monitors?  Thanks
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Not that I can recommend
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It provided specific details regarding the issue/question which were not provided by any comments.
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