remote viewing multiple monitors

Posted on 2013-01-17
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Last Modified: 2013-02-08
we have a person with 2 computers.
one downstairs, one upstairs.
the downstairs computer has 4 monitors.

they want to be able to go upstairs and see EXACTLY the same thing on 4 monitors that they see downstairs!

any ideas?
Question by:aaccessnet
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Darr247 earned 1000 total points
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Assuming the 4 monitors upstairs are capable of the same resolution[s] as the 4 monitors downstairs, just connect both computers to the same gigabit network and use Remote Desktop.

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hench01 earned 1000 total points
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I agree with Darr.
Made a screenshot of the setting to use all monitors of the computer that you are rdp-ing to.image of RDP session window

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to clarify, we would us the MSTSC /multimon switch right?
AND only Windows 7 ULTIMATE and ENTERPRISE support this?
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Win7 Pro/Ultimate/Enterprise can initiate RDP sessions to ANY version of windows with Remote Desktop enabled.

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we tested this with:

Windows 7 Pro on local machine with dual monitors
started RDP with "use all my monitors" box checked

Windows XP with dual monitors on remote machine

only monitor 1 from remote machine shows on monitor 1 locally.....any ideas?
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You need to check that box on the Display tab in the Remote Desktop 'Options' of the XP machine, too.  After you check it, go back to the General tab and click the Save button.

I presume on the Experience tab of both machines you have selected LAN (10 Mb or higher).

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