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Windows 8.1 running in a VMWare Environment with Dell Wyse OS Thin Clients and Dual Displays

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I have a client that we installed a single Windows 8.1 system as a Virtual Machine in his VMWare environment.  The purpose of this system is to install some of the one off applications that require a desktop OS.  All his clients are Dell Wyse Thin OS systems that connect to a Windows 2008 R2 RDS Server.  When I RDP in to the Windows 8.1 system from the Wyse Thin Clients it is seeing the dual monitors as 1 large monitor instead of two separate monitors.  Is there any way to change this behavior?
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I believe what you are observing is RDP Spanning, which is normal behaviour for RDP and the Default.

You would need to be using a RemoteFX or PCoIP (VMware Horizon View), to two monitor support.
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The dual monitors works perfect for connections to our 2008 R2 RDS server though and I'm using the exact same connection file just with a different target machine.
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Are you using RemoteFX ? in RDS.

which is different to RDP.
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Supporting separate displays is a feature of win 8 enterprise, I guess.
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Thanks for the help.
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I hope you did not take with you that multimon needs RemoteFX, because it does not :)
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