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Please advise howto do RDP from laptop with big screen attached (right of laptop, working on big screen with keyboard & mouse).

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by:Neil Russell
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mstsc.exe /span /v:xx.xx.xx.xx
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and what are the xx-es.
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The IP address of the machine you want to rdp into
This assumes you are using standard port 3389
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by:janhoedt
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No, span doesn't work correct as, what I mentioned, screensizes are different.
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Btw, you don't need to add the /v.
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Will this do it ?


1. Edit an RDP session and define your connection settings
2. Connect to your RDP session via a non-fullscreen window.
3. Drag the window to your second monitor
4. Make the window fullscreen & then close it
5. Click on 'Save as' to save the RDP file

When you open the RDP file, it will now pop-up on the second monitor in
full-screen.
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by:janhoedt
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>When you open the RDP file, it will now pop-up on the second monitor in
>full-screen.

? What would be the use of that for me?
Please see title: 1 RDP over 2 different screens (laptop screen and big desktop screen).
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by:Neil Russell
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Without being rude, i told you how to spread over two screens. RDP isn't clever enough to work with two different screen modes and you either use it as it is or you only use one screen.
There is no way to have a single session on dual monitors with different res.
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by:janhoedt
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>There is no way to have a single session on dual monitors with different res.
That's not rude. That's actually the answer I was looking for: is it possible or not?
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never tried it but this seems to suggest you can?


http://www.splitview.com/node/40
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But ... you're wrong.
I downloaded version 7 from RDP which has the option "use all my monitors for remote session", this works perfectly for 2 monitors (laptop and desktop screen).
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Seems to suggest anything from version 6 upwards but needs their splitview utility ( Few dollar purchase )

they seem pretty comfident?

I will try it myself - but doing a network upgrade so may have to wait til the weekend?
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Comes with a 30 day free trial - what have you to lose?

http://www.splitview.com/download
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Thanks cpmcomputers but there is an option built into RDP, see my latest post, which works perfectly.
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Sorry Misunderstood, I thought you were saying this could not be done

As others will search on this (no doubt someone will want to do the same)

The specific answer is make sure you have RDP Client v7 (or later) installed

Details here

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969084 

(suggests support for up to 16 monitors , Have fun :-)
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No other option was valid.
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