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How to get extended Dual Display working

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Hello

I recently purchased an ASUS Z97-K MB. I installed Windows Server 2012 R2 OS and I'm also running VMware Workstation 10 running Win 7

I have an issue about extended dual displays and a few questions

I added a second monitor which I would like to extend the display. However, both monitors work but are the same view. The 2012 R2 OS Display settings doesnt detect the second monitor. So cant extend it. I'm assuming if the host doesnt detect a second monitor that VM workstation wont either True?


The MB has dual video outputs. A VGA and a DVI. I have one monitor hooked up to each. I checked the MB Bios setting. There was a setting for CPU Graphic Multi-Monitor which was disabled by default. I enabled it and rebooted. ...no change.

How do I get my second monitor to be detected and be an extended display. Is this an OS issue?

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Question by:HenryV1955
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by:Kimputer
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Partially Intel's fault, partially MS's fault.
Since your screen worked properly after installation, I'm guessing you didn't install Intel's HD graphics driver? (Go to system/device manager, it will say either Standard VGA or something, or Intel HD Graphics)
If not installed (says standard vga), try to install the correct driver (even though it says Win7/8 and not Windows Server 2012).
Hopefully it will install, otherwise I have no solution for you (except to buy an nVidia card, as those have drivers where 2012 is listed as well).

Intel HD Graphics driver:
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=24696&lang=eng
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by:HenryV1955
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HI kimputer

Thanks for recommendations

I downloaded and tried to install the HD drivers from your link. The message I got was that my pc doesn't meet the minimum reqt's to install. WOW. I wonder what those are!!

My processer is Intel i5-4670K. I stated my MB above. I'm quite surprised and irritated that I bought a MB with dual display and I cant get an extended display to work. It seems ridiculous that I may have to buy a separate video card

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by:HenryV1955
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kimputer

Sorry I should have also mentioned that in my device manager under display it shows as Microsoft Basic Display adaptor and under Monitor just 1 general pnp monitor

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Your problem is the Intel's drivers (purposely not written for Windows 2012 server). If you reinstalled it with Win7/8, you'd see your multi monitor setup enabled without breaking a sweat (sometimes even without installing the newest drivers). You could blame Intel, or the mobo, or even MS Windows Server team, they all have some small part in this problem. In any case, I recommend an nVidia card.
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by:HenryV1955
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Hi kimputer

ok, I get it. Do you know an nVidia card that what play nice with Win Server 2012?

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by:Kimputer
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Actually, since it's a bit expensive, you need to research current:

nVidia Quadro
AMD Firepro

cards. These belong to the Workstation graphics, and only then will the driver for Windows Server 2012 install properly.

Cheapest seems to be Quadro NVS 295 (over 150 bucks) and FirePro V3900 (though it says Windows Server 2008, so you might still run into troubles).
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by:HenryV1955
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Thank Kimputer for all your help

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by:Lee Hyuk
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Hello
I realize this is an old post but i just had this same issue and thought I'd contribute to say how I got dual monitor working.

So basically what Kimputer said was true but missed one important detail, you are running Windows Server 2012 "R2", of course a windows 8 driver will not be compatible with your "specs" (OS). You need to download Intel Graphics Driver for Windows "8.1" found here:
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25978/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-7-8-1-15-36-
Download the appropriate 64-bit or 32-bit related to your OS

So Kimputer wasn't wrong, just missed a slight detail. This post helped me realize that and now I'm currently running Dual Monitor on my Windows Server 2012 R2 woohoo  :D

PS: This also enable you to adjust brightness of Windows Server which I'm completely psyched about!
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by:HenryV1955
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HI Lee

Thanks for that additional information

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HI Lee

Thanks for that additional information

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