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Can not get Full Screen accross 2 monitors on RDP on vmware windows 7 Guest

i have a Esxi 5.5 Server with a windows 7 Pro 64bit guest with vmware tools installed.
I set the setting on the vmware guest for 32MB and 2 monitors. When i launch rdp from another windows 7 pro box to connect to this guest i cant get the full screen to work. i tried manualyy expanding the windows across both screens but it wont let me stretch it across both screens. I tried to rpd into a physical windows 7 box and it worked.
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noclav
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
Open Start Menu
Click Run. Then type in mstsc /span and hit Enter or Click OK
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noclavAuthor Commented:
that didnt work.
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
It should work.

What version rdp are you using?
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noclavAuthor Commented:
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MdlinnettCommented:
Unfortunately spanning multiple displays is only supported in Win 7 Enterprise or Ultimate.

It works with Server products fine though.
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
ok,
Did you check the option "Use all my monitor for remote session" in the mstsc /span display box?
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noclavAuthor Commented:
I tried from an win 7 ult machine same issue. I did check the option Use all my monitor for remote session" in the mstsc /span display box.

im upgrading vmware tool to ver 10 from 9 to see what happends
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
use the option /multimon  with mstsc instead of /span
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noclavAuthor Commented:
Mdlinnett is correct it seems i cant use multi monitors on pro.
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MdlinnettCommented:
I mean the device you're RDP-ing to has to be running Ultimate / Enterprise.  It's nothing to do with the machine you RDP from.
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
/span was introduced since vista so it works very well for me on Win 7 pro, i'm not sure why Mdlinnett said its not working when u are rdp from win 7 pro
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noclavAuthor Commented:
Emmanuel Adebayo can you rpd into another windows 7 pro machine and use both monitors.
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
Yes.
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MdlinnettCommented:
Prove it, put up a screenshot  of Computer > Right-Click > Properties of the Windows 7 Pro computer you RDP to with multiple displays.
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