VM Workstation 8 upgrade - multiple monitors problem
Posted on 2012-09-18
Host - windows 7 64 bit 16 GB Ram
VM Workstation 8
VM 1 - Windows 7 64 bit - 1 CPU - 4 GB RAM - 300 GB HD
VM 2 - Windows 7 64 bit - 1 CPU - 4 GB RAM - 80 GB HD
In Workstation 7, I had the 3 monitors and both VM's worked beautifully across all three monitors. When I would start the VM's up, I would use the cycle monitors button till it showed on all three and life was good...
I upgraded the two VM's from Workstation 7 to Workstation 8. Strangely enough... VM 2 still works the same way on the three monitors and life is the same. VM 1, configured identically, will only use one monitor. If I look at the screen resolution, it shows three monitors, it knows the correct size and location of them, but if you cycle multiple monitors, it will only show in one monitor. They are both configured to use the host setting for monitors.
I have installed, reinstalled VMTools, checked log and config files and i can't really see anything different when it comes to the displays. What am I missing? This is driving me nuts!