Remote Connection Software for Two Screens

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I have a client that needs to remotely connect to their computer (small company (only three computers so no server)).  They have two screens on their computer and would like to emulate that from home on their two screens. In other words screen one on the host computer will go to screen one on the remote and screen two on the host computer will go to screen two.
Logmein.com and gotomypc.com don't really emulate this on their standard version.
Is there any other software that will do this (besides RDP)?
Thank you,
Kelly W.
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In Teamviewer you can switch between screens/monitors connected.

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See the issue is we don't want to switch between screens and monitors connected.  We can do that with logmein.com or gotomypc.com.
Since the host and remote both have two screens it seems to me that there should be some software out there that if you have two screens on the host and two screens on the remote that they will correspond to each other.

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Sadly, RDP is the most reliable way.
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Hi Kelly,

ConnectWise Control (previously called ScreenConnect) can do exactly what you want. Here's a post where I talk about it:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29147548/Alternative-to-Teamviewer-dual-monitor-capability.html#a42874457

What I'm not clear on is if the Free version can do what you want or if you need one of the paid versions. I upgraded from the Free plan to the ONE plan and then to the STANDARD plan, so I can't test the Free plan for you. But I just tested the dual monitor feature that you want and it works perfectly. Here's a screenshot showing how you control it (the red comments are mine):

ScreenConnect dual monitors
The default is to put both remote monitors in the same window, but by clicking the icons that my red arrows point to, you can move each monitor into its own window, and then drag each window into its own physical monitor. Works a charm!

Btw, here's another recent EE thread with a very interesting discussion on the subject:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29158039/Alternatives-to-Teamviewer.html

As I stated at those threads, but I want to emphasize again, I have no affiliation with this company and no financial interest in it whatsoever. I am simply a happy user/customer. Regards, Joe
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Screen Connect / Connectwise control does this easily.  I can do it in one window or I can open each screen in both windows.

Here's a couple of screen shots - one with 4 screens in one window, one with 2 of the 4 broken out:
2 of the 4 screens in separate windows.4 Screens in one Window

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Thank you...this is exactly what I am looking for.
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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You're welcome. I'm confident that you'll like the product. Regards, Joe

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