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Expand Remote Desktop to 2 of 3 monitors?

Posted on 2016-08-29
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Hello experts, if I have 3 monitors at home (laptop + 2 external monitors) can I setup my RDP session to show the session in *only 2* of the monitors instead of stretching across all 3? I use the 3rd monitor to look at my local Outlook email application.
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by:Dirk Mare
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Yes you can open the options of your RDP connection and click on the Display TAB
Untick "Use all my monitors..."

RDP display tab
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You can get to the local group policy by hitting Start -> Run and typing gpedit.msc. The setting you're looking for is Computer Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Remote Session Environment. Set Limit Maximum Number of Monitors to enabled and specify X.
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by:XAnalyzer
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@Dirk - that option enables "all monitors"
@Benjamin - how can I set it for the 2 specific external monitors?
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Not 100% sure that you can do this with the default RDP application maybe 3rd party.. What about using Windowed RDP session with custom screen resolution off the other two screens?

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Xanalyzer, please provide feedback to our comments.

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