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Using Multiple Monitors in Remote Desktop Session

Q: Using Multiple Monitors in Remote Desktop Session

Hi everybody,

I have a remote connection that I need to configure 2 monitors. Each of them must be showing a different window full time (a monitoring activity).
In every forum that I visit, I have same answer: in Display tab of Remote Desktop Connection, tick "Use all my monitors for remote session".

But when I'm connected (remotelly) to my host computer, I try to Maximize and/or increase my remote screen and nothing happens, just 1 remote screen in 1 monitor.
In the Screen Resolution Configuration, it shows just 1 remote desktop (RDPDD Channel) monitor and I can't make any change about it.
I also tried to change some Local Group Policies as showed in Tech Community Microsoft Blog "Using Multiple Monitors in Remote Desktop Session", in both sides, host computer
and client computer.

And nothing happened, it seems that all different settings in Remote Desktop Connection on client computer doesn't take effect.
Is that something that I'm missing?
PS: Sorry for not posting images and links (I'm not allowed by this platform yet).

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How to allow multiple users (e.g 6 users) to access windows 7 machine via RDP simultaneously.


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Hello to all,

I have created an account for the user so the user will remotely connects to it using Remote Desktop Connection at the time of logging out he directly closes the Remote Desktop Connection now here is the problem his session is not ended and again by typing mstsc in Run command he is doing the same thing. So can we have such kind of thing if the user is logging on the machine and if he has any session active then it will logged him onto that session instead of creating a new session cause my server resources are getting used up in full.


A:Remote Desktop Connection Multiple Session Issue for the same user account

Make sure the user Logs Out instead of Disconnect.

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In common with many others I was horrified to find that Windows 7 pro, which advertised support for RDP, did not support multiple monitors. I needed Ultimate for that.

What's the story in Windows 10? Can I use RDP with multiple monitors in Windows 10 pro? And can I connect to a Windows 7 pro laptop using a dual monitor Windows 10 Pro desktop?



A:Remote desktop and multiple monitors in Windows 10

Originally Posted by TTT

In common with many others I was horrified to find that Windows 7 pro, which advertised support for RDP, did not support multiple monitors. I needed Ultimate for that.

What's the story in Windows 10? Can I use RDP with multiple monitors in Windows 10 pro? And can I connect to a Windows 7 pro laptop using a dual monitor Windows 10 Pro desktop?



At present I am running three monitors without a problem. . .having said that there is one fault and that is not being able to use a different picture/wallpaper on each monitor. To get around this problem I use Display Fusion ( I know there are some folks that just can't get over the fact that a third party program is needed to display separate wallpapers on each monitor. As to Remote desktop goes don't use it so I cannot comment on it's us. . .

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I have a problem with Remote Desktop when using v6.0 to connect to a dual-monitor machine using the "span" option. Some text gets drawn in a rather bizarre fashion - it appears that the letters of the text are drawn in a wider font, but each letter is in the same position it would be with the original font. This results in each letter overlapping the next, making text extremely difficult to read.

I can recreate this in both Microsoft Excel and Artisan Studio. In Excel it is easy to recreate:
From a dual-monitor machine, connect via mstsc (remote desktop) version 6 or higher.
Open Excel
Put some text in a cell
Use the Excel "Camera" tool to take an image of the cell and place it anywhere in the spreadsheet
Voila - the camera version of the text looks messy, while the original looks normal. Connecting to the same session without using the "span" option shows the text correctly both with and without the camera.

I appreciate that not many people will have the necessary hardware to recreate this, but was hoping someone out there might recognise the problem! I suspect that the Excel camera tool uses a different method of rendering the text, and that it is this that is getting confused.

Any help appreciated!


A:Remote Desktop text distortion when using multiple monitors

As it seems nobody has come across this or found a solution, does anyone know how to report such a bug to Microsoft?

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We're using a Server 2008 r2 Terminal server environment.
I have one particular user (running windows 7 64bit) who's having an issue with a HP laserjet 400 M401 printer. She connects with her local printer set to follow her to the remote session but randomly through her session, programs like word or adobe reader
will pull up another random printer in our network instead of her local one.
For instance, today she pulled up a .pdf and it defaulted to one printer across the complex, then later within the same session she pulled up a Wordperfect document and it defaulted to a copier on the other side of the office.
She's the only person having this particular issue. So far my IT manager rebuilt her local profile (albeit sometime back) and I reinstalled drivers but I'm a bit stumped on which direction to take with this one.
I've ideated on it being an issue with USB cables, Printer memory, account data related, or maybe bandwidth?
Any help is appreciated.

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I have two systems, "desktop" and "laptop", peer-to-peer networked on my home LAN both running Vista Ultimate SP1. I routinely use Remote Desktop from desktop to laptop. I am accustomed to simply closing the RDP window on desktop (and perhaps reopening it one or more times) and then if I want to use laptop directly, logging back into it from the Windows login window.

Recently (I apologize, but I can't be more specific) I find that (1) I cannot log back into a session after I have closed the RDP window on desktop, (2) I cannot log back into laptop from its logon window. I also find logging out of the RDP session rather than merely closing the window makes no difference. In either case, when I look at the logon window on laptop I see the message saying a remote user is logged in, and if I try to log in anyway, it hangs indefinitely at the "Welcome" window and must be restarted.

I cannot identify any software change to this system that might be responsible. In fact with the exception of Windows Updates I don't think there have been any. The system is a Dell Latitude D830 and all its drivers are the most current.

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I am getting error in server 2012r2. log on time
the task you are trying to do can't be completed because remote desktop services is currently busy please try again in a few minutes. other users should still be able to log on

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Ok, here's the situation... I use XP at work and Vista SP1 at home. Up
until now I have been using VNC to connect from work to home, but have
found myself becoming increasingly frustrated with the framerates.
I have a 20mb/20mb fiber connection at home, so bandwidth is not an
Someone recently suggested I try Remote Desktop Connection. After
messing around a bit with it, it seems just what I am to be looking
for...with just one problem.

It seems that when I login from one location (work), it logs off my
remote location (home). Is there anyway to have it just login to the
same session, so that the home pc and the work pc can see the same
thing, both use the mouse, etc?

Thanks in advance,

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We have several HP Compaq t5530 thin clients. We are using them to remote into a RDS session on Server 2012 R2. We want the desktop background on the session (on the server) to show our wallpaper which has our logo on it. When we remote in it's just a black background. (All of the desktop icons are there, just not the wallpaper we want) We have other brands of thin clients doing this same thing and have no issues with the desktop wallpaper showing. Any suggestions?

A:RDS - Desktop Wallpaper on remote session

CCWTechnology wrote:We have several HP Compaq t5530 thin clients. We are using them to remote into a RDS session on Server 2012 R2. We want the desktop background on the session (on the server) to show our wallpaper which has our logo on it. When we remote in it's just a black background. (All of the desktop icons are there, just not the wallpaper we want) We have other brands of thin clients doing this same thing and have no issues with the desktop wallpaper showing. Any suggestions?The reason the screen blacks out is for performance.  You'll need to look into the settings to see if you can resolve it.  http://superuser.com/questions/674024/how-to-enable-desktop-background-on-a-remote-computer

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I'm just trying to get this setup between Win 7 pro desktop and Win 7 pro laptop. I have enabled the connection on the desktop and have a start menu icon on the laptop to start the session. I get the box to enter the computer name. No problem. Then I get a log in box with my admin name already filled in (that's the only authorized RD user as I haven't added any others) and a password box. I don't have a Windows password on the desktop so I leave that blank and hit OK. I get the following error:

Authentcation error
The local security authority can not be contacted

What would cause this? Possibly a firewall issue?

A:can't establish remote desktop session

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Hi there

A challenging question for you gurus out there. one of my windowXP Pro machines has a problem with its remote desktop service. I am sure it wasn't the firewall.

Everytimes a machine (client) try to connect to it (server) with remote desktop, I saw from the Process Explorer that there were 2 new processes created (csrsss.exe & winlogon.exe) in the server machine but were dropped immediately.

There was no error messages to both client and server sides. From the client side point of view, it feels like the server machine is not responding.

any idea?

thanks in advance!

A:Remote Desktop Session would not start

What says your event logs on bothe client and srv about the connection problem?

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Hi All,

Just wondering if RDP is the same thing as Terminal Session?

I'm want to know because i havent seen RDP link you back to locally attached printers or shared drives.

Any help would be great. thanks.


A:Is Remote Desktop Protocol the same as Terminal Session??

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Hi all, I'm trying to remote into a user's computer in another office of my company. After putting in the user's credentials I get "You do not have access to logon to this session". I've already removed fInHelpMode from HKEY_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server and rebooted but get the same error when trying to log in as the user. I can connect and log in as administrator but in this case I need to connect a printer via TCP/IP so I need to be logged in as the user. I can remote into other computers just fine.

We are an XP Pro shop. Computers are Dells, I beleive the user is on the same model I am, Dell latitude E6400.

Any ideas?

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Is there any way to connect to another computer using remote desktop without killing the user session on the remote machine?

I want to be able to connect to remote machines on my network in order to register an activex control. I want to be able to do this remotely and without interrupting the session on the target machine as they have to be up and running constantly.


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I'm looking to enable remote desktop on my HTPC in windows 8 so I can use it while media center is running without disrupting the entertainment. Anyone?

A:Concurrent Remote Desktop Session Win8

I am not clear on what the problem is. What do you do, if anything, that causes the entertainment to get disrupted? What pieces of equipment are involved? How are they connected? What is the "concurrent" part. What exactly do you want to do concurrently--login as two concurrent users? Does this link help you? Here is another.

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For years I have RDP from home to my store with very little problem. Win7 Pro to Win 7 Pro. However since I updated the PC (clean install of Windows 10 Pro) at my home; when I RDP to the store (Win 7 Pro PC), it connects quickly as always and works. However, the session constantly times out and have to wait while it reconnects. Doesn't seem to be any common circumstance that is pattern. 1- If if continually work in that session, I don't think it will time out. 2- Always noticeable when I work on the local PC (one monitor) and work in the RDP session (2nd monitor). 3- Symptom time is inconstant. Sometimes it times out within 3 to 5 minutes, other times 10 to 15 minutes. Regardless, before the Win 10 I would connect and stay connected for 5 to 7 hours while working in session and or on the local PC.

I intend to upgrade the office PC to Win 10 Pro the next time I am at location location, hoping that will resolve. But I will not be there for 2 months and my productivity is suffering. I have Googled this symptom and checked several of the session settings on both PC's and have found no solution. Most of what I find deals with Win Servers version, neither of which these are. Nothing at the store PC has changed and noticed this symptom just days after the fresh install of Win 10 Pro at my home PC.

Any advise would be extremely helpful.
Thanks, imfloyd

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Hello, I have one workstation with a remote connection problem.
OS: Windows 7 enterprise 32-bit
Workstation is connect to a domain.
Problem started after June or July updates, I cannot connect to the workstation from any host via RDP. it just freezes on "Configuring remote session" and after few minutes ir shows a message:

"this computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again."

All settings are set correctly, all accesses are given. Google is searched fully, neither solution worked for my situation.

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I have encountered an intermittent issue that seems to be related to remote desktop.
Sometimes when i end a remote desktop session i will return home later that day to find that i cannot click on or enter a password into the login screen of the Remote Host. to unlock the computer i must either reboot it or use the RDP client on my cell phone to log into the desktop and than forcibly unlock it using tscon from the command line

A:Cannot type in password box after ending remote desktop session

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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Simple question really, just wondering if it is possible to allow the user to watch what your doing on their PC when you've connected via a remote session.

i.e. I'm on PC A and I'm controlling PC B, but I want my colleague on PC B to be able to see what I'm actually doing (rather than just viewing the login screen / logging in and interupting my session).

If not, is there any FREE (and safe) software that does this.

Any help is appreciated.



A:XP Remote Desktop: Can you enable host watch session?

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I have several Win7 computers that remote into a hosting company's server. Our users will log into the hosting company's servers via remote desktop. The issue that keeps coming back is that the keyboard will stop functioning after a user locks the computer
then returns after a short period of time to continue working. The remote desktop session will remain working while the pc is locked. After unlocking the computer the keyboard will not work in the remote session. The mouse isn't affected by this and minimizing
the session, the keyboard works fine on the local session. Sometimes you have to restore down then restore back or minimize the RDP session several times to get the keyboard to work inside the remote session. On a few occasions, ending the RDP session
will cause the keyboard to work again. Anyone experienced this and have a resolution for this issue? This issue appears to be occurring more frequently and we have already recreated user profiles on the remote server but to no avail. Thank you for your help.

A:Keyboard losing focus while in remote desktop session

The KB appears to describe the issue we are experiencing. I tried the hotfix but I received a message that the hotfix doesn't apply to this computer. The pc is a windows 7 pro 64-bit. Would you have any other suggestion?
I changed the keyboard setting for the rdp file to On This Computer. This is found under Local Resources when you edit the rdp file. This appears to have resolved our keyboard issue.

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Very recently I started having a problem with the remote desktop where it says the following message:

"Your computer could not connect to another console session on the remote computer because you already have a console session in progress."

What I am trying to do is to access my Vista Ultimate computer using my Windows 7 Ultimate computer, and have been doing so this way for more than a year. All of a sudden I start getting the message that I have quoted. I do not know why it started doing that.

As well, going in the Users tab of task manager you can see there that I am logged in as a console user.

Please advise.


A:Remote desktop connection issues -> console session

Please disregard this, I'm stupid and did not see that the router changed the IP of the devices. Never bothered making them static but I guess I probably should.

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I recently installed a remote desktop app on my iPhone and, though the app works perfectly, I have a problem when I disconnect - the wireless connection on my notebook stops working. I can't pull up my browser, my mail notifier, or even access the router. If I Disable/Enable the connection, it starts working again, but I'm not sure why it stops connecting in the first place. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? I really like being able to use RDP, but if it's going to kick my system off the network when I'm done, I don't know if it's worth it.

I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 and Windows XP Media Center SP 3. I'm using Windows to manage my wireless connections, and the app I'm using is MochaSoft RDP Lite. Hopefully that's all the pertinent information.

A:Wireless connection problem after remote desktop session


Apparently this problem is also occurring when I switch user accounts on the laptop itself - regardless of any remote activity. I think this might be the underlying problem.

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Finally did a RD. It was easy to set up, surprised me, and has done what I wanted as far as maintaining files on our other computer.

My question is Comp A is a new build, connects to Comp B, with RemoteDesktop, and works OK. When I leave the session, Comp B which I connected to, now wants a password typed in to get back in the system. It"s at the usual logon screen. Didn't before. Is this normal, and could it be changed, not requiring one like the main one I use (Comp A), and the 2nd. question

because the screen is bigger on Comp A now, even using the controls in the RD logon, when I close session, the icons stay where they are at for the Comp A screen size, which means I have to right click on the desktop on Comp B desktop, select from the menu restore desktop, to get it to go back to Comp B screen size. Any way to auto do this?


A:remote desktop-after session closed-question about other computer

When you login via Rd you log off the current user that's why you need to log back in you may like to try free TeamViewer you can connect via internet and share better

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I've been using the following changes to be able to logon to the 'active' session of a Windows 8 machine:

Run ?gpedit.msc?, change:

Local Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Remote Desktop Services->Remote Desktop Session Host->Connections, set ?Allow users to connect remotely by using Remote Desktop Services? to ?Enabled?Local Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Remote Desktop Services->Remote Desktop Session Host->Connections, set ?Restrict Remote Desktop users to a single Remote Desktop Services session? to ?Enabled?Local Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Remote Desktop Services->Remote Desktop Session Host->Session Time Limits, set ?Set time limit for disconnected sessions? to ?Enabled? and ?Never?Local Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Remote Desktop Services->Remote Desktop Session Host->Remote Session Environment, set ?Remove ?Disconnect? option from Shut Down dialog? to ?Enabled?Local Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Windows Settings->Security Settings->Local Policies->Security Options, set ?Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only? to ?Disabled?

This would allow me to connect using "mstsc /v:IPADDRESS /admin" and to quit th... Read more

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The project is to set up a PC to act as the audio source for a home audio system.  The goal is to use the Windows Remote Desktop mobile application to access the PC in order to change volume, steaming channel, Media Player playback, etc.  When
the Remote Desktop connection is established, the audio output either stops (iOS device) or is redirected to the mobile device (Android).  Can Remote Desktop be configured to only allow for keyboard/mouse control, but maintain the remote computer's control
of audio and/or USB ports?
Thank you.

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Whenever I use Live Mesh, it locks the computerand quits Windows Media Center. Is there anyway of setting it so that I can log out with WMC running and the computer unlocked?


A:Disconnect from remote desktop session via Live Mesh without locking?


I believe Windows Live mesh creates an additional session when logging in remotely. I don't think it uses the same session as the console.

If another remote desktop program is an option then I would suggest logmein as it uses the console session.

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Installed Windows 8.1 on a server machine a few days ago, replacing Windows 7. With Windows 7 I could leave user sessions open simply by closing the client with the X/close button, and could then of course resume the same session later, be it through RDP
or locally, but this does not seem to be default behavior with 8.1. Whenever I disconnect now, the session is automatically logged out, indiscriminately killing any applications that may be running in the session. It was like this out of the box.

I've googled this quite a bit now, and I've tried a few proposed solutions (policy changes, registry value changes etc.), but absolutely none of it has had any effect.
Any idea what's going on? Is this a bug, or is it by design? RDP is pretty much useless when it behaves this way..

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Good Morning.

I trouble shot an issue with RDP that has me to believe the sollution lies in somthing to do with printer settings in Windows 7.

Affected computer RDP's sucessfully logs into a load ballanced terminal server farm, several moments into the session being established I am getting the "Remote Desktop stopped working" dialog box.

This issue is localized to this single computer and is fixed by unchecking the "pinters" option in the remote desktop settings. this computer acts as a print server to a small laserjet printer, all other computer on this small LAN can successfully print to this printer from their local desktop or while connected to RDP sessions.

I have tried :

Rebuilding RDP desktop icon for user.
New Local machine user accounts.
starting/stopping Print spool services.
USB and LPT1 cables (currently on LPT1).
I'm 2 inches away from backing up this users data and giving them a new computer. It doesn't make any sense. Any wild suggestions are appreciated.

A:Printers causing Remote Desktop Session to stop working.

A strange one indeed! A few thoughts and questions...

Is the PC you are remoting into a Win7 machine? If not, what OS? How many other devices (PCs) do you share this printer with? Have you tried looking for an updated print driver?

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I know by default under Vista in remote sessions, these types of apps wont work or will error out..

Does anyone know of any way to get around this.. at least in the VirtualCD sense.. that perhaps i could trick PowerISO into working for mounting virtual discs?


A:Running CD apps like PowerISO or nero in remote desktop session possible?

Hey Markm75

You need to allow access to your drives within remote desktop.You need to use the Group Policy Editor in order for drives
to become available through remote desktop connection

Try this:

In Group Policy Editor
1. go to Computer Configuration
2. Administrative
3. Templates
4. System
5. Remote Storage Access
6. All Removable Storage:
Allow direct access in remote sessions... set this to ENABLED.

Or alternatively use a program like UltraVNC. UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely.



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Recently we have a issue with diffrent user that are trying to connect to their W8 session.
User log into their desktop than a remote session is created automaticly. By Some user a internal error pops up, pretty strange..

We already tryed the wait for network policy but this does not solve the problem for some users in our domain.

When they double click the RDP icon they go directly to their session (without a error).

What could be wrong?

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I seem to have an issue that I can't seem to find a similar forum or solution for.
Windows 8 clients on our network connecting to networked printers on a 2012 print server. Normally they talk to the printers perfectly. However, *after a remote desktop session to a client machine*, the printer shows as offline and the print spooler
needs restarting for the printer to show as online again.
Now, while this is a workaround, I'd love to know of a fix. Most of our users are not local admins on their machines, so restarting the spooler isn't normally an option unless I do it for them.
Does anyone have any advice on the above?

A:Client Networked printers showing offline after remote desktop session


For this issue, we can try following steps: 

First give yourself ownership and full access to c:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe

1.       Start Search > services.msc
2.       If spooler is not on, turn it on. If after turn on, it turn off automatically, proceed to step 3, if can turn on go to step 4
3.       Start > Start Search > C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (Right click > Properties)
4.       Click on Security Tab > Advanced > Owner. Take ownership of the file and give full permission to the file. Once done, close everything and try to start the service again.
5.       Start > Start Search > cmd (Run as Admin)
6.       del /Q C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.* > Press Enter
7.       Once done, try to start the spooler in Services

Then, try to update printer firmware by contacting the manufacturer. 

Hope these would be helpful.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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I have a client that has a desktop with 3 monitors and he wishes to remote to that computer from another computer that also has 3 monitors, and have them be the same.

So what I'm looking for is a remote access program that can view the remote 3 monitors onto the local 3 monitors, the same way.

I've looked at the usuals, such as TeamViewer, LogMeIn, RealVNC (And TightVNC as well as UltraVNC). I've heard that the new Microsoft Remote Desktop program (Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise only) supports this feature, but we are on Windows 7 Professional. We may upgrade to Ultimate as a last resort, and if it actually works.

Any suggestions?
Thank you.

A:Multiple Monitors with Remote Access Software

I've never heard of that. It must require a lot of network bandwidth.

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We have a Win7 PC with a console monitor and 4 additional monitors spread throughout the building. Our previous system had software from one of our vendors that essentially gave us a matrix on the console monitor as to what was being displayed on the other
monitors, similar to what you'd see with multiple security camera feeds being displayed on one screen. The problem is that we can no longer find the installation media, our vendor discontinued the software and won't provide us with the version we used to have,
and I cannot find any commercially available software package. Does anyone know of a system we could purchase that would help us setup content on multiple displays from the one console screen we can see? Thank you.

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I am using Remote Desktop Connection to log in to a machine on my network, I would like to utilize the dual monitors that I have, but I cannot figure out how to utilize my dual monitors while logged into this remote machine.

I am using a computer loaded with Windows XP Pro SP3.

Logging in to a machine loaded with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard.

It does not give me an option to extend to other displays, when you go to "Options" and "Display" tab.

Thanks in advance.

A:Remote Desktop Connection with Dual Monitors

Closing dup. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. If you change your mind about forum or Title just click on Report and request the change.

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So I'm trying to use a remote monitor on my smartphone to monitor an MMO I play. Unfortunately TeamViewer does not allow you to view games, I'm not sure if it's DirectX or something but no game I've tried has worked with it.

Is there a remote viewer (that allows remote control of mouse and keyboard too) with a smartphone app that will allow me to view launched games?

using Android ICS

A:What are the best remote desktop monitors with smartphone apps?

I don't have an answer for you, but you should list the operating system being used on your phone. (iOS, Android, .....)

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I'm trying to solve a remote desktop connection issue. I need to remote into my office computer from my home laptop (I never need to remote into my home laptop from the office computer). Both machines have dual monitors and both have window 7 pro. I've read
that at least one of my machines needs an upgrade from 7 pro to either 7 ultimate or enterprise to use dual monitors. Which computer needs the upgrade, or do they both need it in order to use the dual monitor function?


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I've been using RDC Manager for a while on my Windows 7 Enterprise. I like the tool but have been unable to overcome one problem. How can I use both my monitors to run RDC Manager. I can easily do that using regular remote desktop services that come pre-installed
with my Windows 7 Enterprise.
I've already tried this without success :- Tools->Options->Full Screen->Use multiple monitors when necessary.
If I can overcome this limitation, it will make my life much easier by me not having to minimize applications all the time.

A:Span 2 monitors when using Remote Desktop Connection Manager

Have you read these in the above aritcle?
The span mode has some restrictions:
1. The primary monitor must be leftmost.
2. The set of monitors must form a rectangle (i.e. identical vertical resolution, and lined up in exact straight line).
3. The total of the resolutions must be below 4096x2048 (ex. 1600x1200+1600x1200 = 3200x1200).

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I am working on a couple of systems running Windows XP Pro SP3 and all the latest security and recommended updates. Both systems have dual monitors. The issue is that the users like to have Outlook open on one of the screens, and do work in a terminal service session on the other screen. When they try to switch to Outlook after working in the TS session, Outlook does not take focus unless you minimize and maximize the application.

Both systems have the latest version of the TS client for Windows XP, and Outlook 2003 is up to date on the systems as well. The issue only seems to occur with Outlook, not with other applications.

Any help or suggestions on the issue will be appreciated!

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I have read every article and forum thread I could find, and no one has ever gotten to the bottom of this.  I'm giving it a try here, and am providing lots of test results.
When the remote computer tries to connect to the host, it gives an error message that says the following "Your computer could not connect to another console session on the remote computer because you already have a console session in progress."
Here are the troubleshooting steps I have done:
1) Rebooted remote computer.  Failed.
2) Rebooted host computer.  Failed.
3) Connected with different remote computer to same host computer.  OK.
4) Connected with remote computer under Administrator account.  Failed.
5) Connected with remote computer to different host computer on same network.  OK.
6) Ran ipconfig /flushdns on remote computer.  Failed.
7) Deleted default.rdp file on remote computer.  Failed.
8) Ran Disk Cleanup on remote computer.  Failed.
9) Reviewed hosts file on remote computer.  Empty.
10) Test using both computer name and IP address.  Both failed.
11) Manually cleaned out every temp file I could find.  Failed.
12) Cleared registry entry for MRU for Remote Desktop.  Failed.
12) Changed IP address on host computer.  Succeeded.
Here is what I get out of this testing.  The remote computer is storing information about the connection to the host computer via IP address, and the error is only w... Read more

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Hi all, I'm trying to remote into a user's computer in another office of my company. After putting in the user's credentials I get "You do not have access to logon to this session". I've already removed fInHelpMode from HKEY_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server and rebooted but get the same error when trying to log in as the user. I can connect and log in as administrator but in this case I need to connect a printer via TCP/IP so I need to be logged in as the user. I can remote into other computers just fine.

We are an XP Pro shop. Computers are Dells, I beleive the user is on the same model I am, Dell latitude E6400.

Any ideas?

A:Remote Desktop "you do not have access to logon to this session"

1. admin tools/remote desktop - start service
2. tightVNC and you'll bypass all windows

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Currently, I run Windows 7 Pro on dual 24" monitors, and life is good.

In Win 8, if I open the desktop tile, I presume that the default action is to open the full-screen desktop app on just 1 of the 2 monitors. I'm guessing that the "Start" screen remains on the 2nd monitor.

Can I have the desktop app open, full screen, across both monitors? Can I have icons for my so-called legacy programs littered across both monitors like I have them on the Win 7 desktop? Just to clarify, I am NOT asking about having the background wallpaper extend across both monitors. I want the actual desktop application to extend across both monitors.

A:Desktop Tile Across Multiple Monitors

Yes, you can have the Desktop on both screens with the Taskbar on both where you can either pin certain things on each monitor or just the the Taskbar for separating windows on each screen. You can also have the Start Screen on one and Desktop on the other.

Taskbar - Hide or Show on Multiple Displays in Windows 8

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Greetings everyone!

This is my very first post and I come with a question. I am looking into purchasing a refurb Dell 990 SFF for basic home usage (spreadsheets, word processing, internet...no gaming or graphic/audio intensive use). The onboard graphics and Displayport is an integrated Intel HD Graphics 2000 with a Displayport 1.1a output. I currently have a monitor with Displayport in but no Displayport out so I can daisy-chain. What is the best strategy for connecting second monitor? Is the native DP 1.1a out splittable for extended desktop? Do I need to buy a DP splitter external peripheral? I should note the additional output options include an old VGA out; all USBs are 2.o. Thanks in advance.

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Hi, i have a question about win xp and multiple monitor support...i have gotten two monitors to work pretty well for twice the desktop space, but i was just wondering if there was a way to have different wallpapers on each or to adjust the way the screen saver behaves across the two screens. if anyone knows anything about this subject please tell me what you know...thanks a lot people!

A:multiple monitors different desktop wallpaper?

Hey, i havent found anything yet that says different backgrounds are a possibility, but i have found on solution to be just setting another picture as a desktop item...I still have no idea how to control the screen savers...

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M93P SFF 10A90014US desktop PC. Would like to attach three monitors and display three discrete screens. According to the PSREF it is possible to do this with up to five displays. I have not been able to get this to work this way. I have spoken to technical support twice regarding this issue to no resolve. One support rep said I need an adaptor. Why? There are a total of 5 ports available for video, tried anyway, does not work. The other support rep said change a setting in the BIOS, when I tried that the setting does not exist.  Machine has Nvidea GT620 with one display port and one vga port. System board has 2 display ports and 1 vga port. PSREF says the machine can support up to 5 displays if using the installed video card along with the system board Intel video ports. Has anyone been successful with this setup? Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks...


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A:Multiple Monitors On M93P SFF Desktop

Can you explain what the problem is, in detail?

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Hello everyone! Not sure if this is the right forum, I had to decide between this and Customisation, but this seemed more applicable.

Anyway, whenever I restart my computer, all my desktop icons move around to really weird locations. I don't have that many icons, but I'm a clean freak, so when they move out of place it sincerely pisses me off

Here are the specs:
Asus G74SX built-in monitor: 1920x1080
External monitor: Acer X203H, 1600x900
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 3GB VRAM

The icons all stay on my main monitor (the one on my laptop) but they are often jumbled far out of place, such as this example: http://i.imgur.com/Kqtpp.jpg

And here's how they're actually supposed to be oriented: http://i.imgur.com/1TMe7.jpg

As you can see, there's quite a difference XD

Also, if it helps any, the external moderator is connected via VGA and it's positioned to the left of my laptop.


A:[Multiple monitors] Desktop icons move around each restart!

Doing a simple google search, I keep running into your same situation. A laptop with an external monitor being used that has two different native resolutions and this seems to be causing the problem. As for a fix for it...every thing I read so far comes up nill. This is not to say that there's not a fix for it, I haven't ran across it yet.

How lock/pin desktop icons once they are arranged?

Desktop Icons - Lock Position ?

If also found that there are some nifty little third part apps that will do the trick as well. Scroll through this thread and check out the links.


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