Windows 7 RDP and Multiple Monitors

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I am trying to use RDP from my Win 7 laptop (single monitor) to access my desktop pc which is also running Win 7.  My desktop pc has 3 monitors.  Is there a way i can switch which monitor i'm looking at through RDP?
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Kent DyerIT Security Analyst Senior

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If I simply start mstsc, I see an option to "use all of my monitors for the remote session" for the connection which I can also save..  There are third party tools/software that allow this too.

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Kent

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i see that option however it is grey'd out
It's grayed out because you don't have more than one monitor on your laptop.

RDP doesn't mirror the console desktop session, but creates a new remote desktop session. So the desktop is only as big as what the remote desktop client has set it as.

If you truly want to view what's on the 3 desktop monitors on your laptop, you'll need a 3rd-party "screen sharing" program like VNC or logmein.

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