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Can my Remote desktop sessions (to Term Server) use local multi-monitors?

A potential new customer wants to be able to use their local (on their PCs) multi-monitors when they are on their Remote Desktop or Term session.  
Machines with local multi-monitors are mostly XP machines.
Current Term Servers is Windows Server Standard 2003, but they are getting ready to upgrade Term Server to Windows 2008.
Is this not working now because (a) Term Server is Server 2003, (b) local machines are Windows XP or (c) some other reason - please explain?
Is a remote desktop session able to span across multiple monitors at all? What are the requirements if it only works in certain scenarios?
Thanks you for insight.
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
I don't believe this was ever included functionality in RDP with 2003 - you require RDS 2008 and the latest clients to deliver native dual screen.

Or a third party add on such as XenApp. But even the latest version of that (6.5) requires 2008 R2.

That said, you could try the /multimon switch anyway but I doubt it'll work.
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
Seems I was wrong: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925876

My bad...that's what you get for skimming the article...it's when you connect "from" 2003 to 2008+ not connect "to" 2003...sorry.
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zeusie85Commented:
It's not just Server 2008. I had run into the exact same issue and had learned the hard way. It must be Server 2008 R2 otherwise it won't work.
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
Interesting - the article I posted the link to (MS) specifically states 2008, not R2.

Good to know for the future.
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StewartTechnologiesAuthor Commented:
Thanks for this info.

Has anyone used the Mstsc /span option listed in the link above and actually gotten the monitor spanning to work?? (w/ Windows XP SP 3 clients connecting to Server 2008 R2 Term Server)   I'm getting the feeling that Microsoft says it will work but that it really doesn't.  ??
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
You might want to try /multimon instead of /span although it does seem to be OS version dependent (the one you're goint to, not from).
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StewartTechnologiesAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the correction of my option. I understand.
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
Hi - it's not a correction per se. Some versions of the client / server OS respond to one command and other versions to the other. I believe /span is the older, deprecated, command and /multimon is the newer one.
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StewartTechnologiesAuthor Commented:
Makes sense. Thank you.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 200 points for Tony1044's comment #a38405562

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