Has anyone used this process outlined below? Is it slow based on my half fast network? Is it an even match, monitor for monitor, on both sides of connection?
launch RDP from the command line and specify the multimon flag:
Launching RDP in this manner will auto-check the "Use all my monitors for the remote session" box and allow you to bypass the previous steps.
Support for multiple monitors is available when connecting from any Windows 7/8.1 computer, however, there are restrictions when connecting to a computer using multi-monitor mode. When connecting to Windows 7 computers, only computers that are running Windows 7 Enterprise or Ultimate can be connected to in multi-monitor mode. When connecting to Windows 8.1, only computers that are running Windows 8.1 Professional or Enterprise can be connected to in multi-monitor mode. Both Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 support multi-monitor mode.
Multi-monitor mode supports up to 16 monitors, with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2048 per monitor.