Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

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

Posted on 2014-02-06
6
770 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
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?
0
Comment
Question by:LiberatingInsight
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 119
ID: 39840524
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:LiberatingInsight
ID: 39840557
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.
0
 
LVL 119

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
ID: 39840566
Are you using RemoteFX ? in RDS.

which is different to RDP.
0
ScreenConnect 6.0 Free Trial

At ScreenConnect, partner feedback doesn't fall on deaf ears. We collected partner suggestions off of their virtual wish list and transformed them into one game-changing release: ScreenConnect 6.0. Explore all of the extras and enhancements for yourself!

 
LVL 54

Accepted Solution

by:
McKnife earned 250 total points
ID: 39841181
Supporting separate displays is a feature of win 8 enterprise, I guess.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:LiberatingInsight
ID: 39865694
Thanks for the help.
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39866182
I hope you did not take with you that multimon needs RemoteFX, because it does not :)
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Windows 8.1 HP issues 11 43
Weird issue with VMWare ESXi 6 host 3 60
Remote access to ESXi 6 free with USB modem 5 51
VMWare standalone converter not working 2 31
If we need to check who deleted a Virtual Machine from our vCenter. Looking this task in logs can be painful and spend lot of time, so the best way to check this is in the vCenter DB. Just connect to vCenter DB(default DB should be VCDB and using…
Giving access to ESXi shell console is always an issue for IT departments to other Teams, or Projects. We need to find a way so that teams can use ESXTOP for their POCs, or tests without giving them the access to ESXi host shell console with a root …
Teach the user how to join ESXi hosts to Active Directory domains Open vSphere Client: Join ESXi host to AD domain: Verify ESXi computer account in AD: Configure permissions for domain user in ESXi: Test domain user login to ESXi host:
Advanced tutorial on how to run the esxtop command to capture a batch file in csv format in order to export the file and use it for performance analysis. He demonstrates how to download the file using a vSphere web client (or vSphere client) and exp…

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question