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Does Windows 7 Professional support true multi monitor RDP session (as a server)?

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  • We're using 3 monitor setups with both portrait and landscape monitors.
    I did initial testing of the new "true multi monitor" feature of RDP 7.

    It worked great as long as I was connecting to either Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 Ultimate (both in trial versions). Based on additional research of microsoft websites that noted that true mutli monitor remote desktop connection is support by Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise, we have purchased 5 new computers with Win 7 Professional.

    Now I'm trying to connect to Windows 7 Professional from Windows 7 Professional system and I can only get the RDC session on one monitor only. Quite frustrating.

    I contacted both Dell and Microsoft but neither could tell me if Win 7 Professional can host true multi monitor session.

    Did any of you try this? I'm trying to determine if it is Win 7 Pro limitation or some system setting that I'm missing?

    Thanks.

    Monday, December 14, 2009 11:01 PM

Answers

  • It looks like MSFT changed the FAQ at some point...

    In Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise editions, Remote Desktop Connection supports the use of multiple high-resolution displays in a remote session.
    MS-MVP Windows Desktop Experience, "When all else fails, read the instructions"
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 7:57 PM