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Hi,

We have dual screens for the PCs in the office, but our remote application only support one, so after the remote, all icons will merge into one screen.  Is there a way to maintain their position ?  thx
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I'm quoting from another Expert,

"the problem occurs like this:

on your office PC, Windows understands your 2 screens as a single desktop of size 2560x1042, rendered onto 2 display adapters. when you connect to any desktop with RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) at a resolution less than the resolution of the previous session, Windows will move your desktop icons back into the remote session desktop size. this means that if you connect via RDC at 1280x1024, it will move icons from your second screen (those outside the 1280x1024 boundary) back to your 1st. i guess the basis for this decision is so that you have access to them instead of them being "out of reach" so to speak.

a work-around i have found is a utility i use for multi-monitor environments - UltraMon (http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/). one of it's many useful features is it's ability to preserve icon locations separate from how windows would natively preserve them. Ive found this seems to put the icons back to where i left them when i get back to the machine and log on locally."

Here is the original thread,
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/System_Utilities/Remote_Access/Q_22885991.html



This might be useful info,
http://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-use-dual-monitors-in-remote-desktop-session-on-windows-7/
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