Thursday, July 5, 2007

Multiple Monitors using Windows Remote Desktop

One of the main limitations of Microsoft’s Remote Desktop client (Terminal Services Client) was its inability to span multiple monitors. This limitation has been fixed in the latest version of Remote Desktop client (v6.0); in my case, this means I can connect to a remote Windows workstation from my home machine and have the remote desktop span both of my monitors, which helps productivity no end. To do this, the latest version of Remote Desktop client is required:

(for Windows XP - it is bundled with Vista)

You can then start remote desktop up to span multiple monitors via the command line:

mstsc.exe /w:2560 /h:1024 /v:<server>

Or by editing the .rdp file in Notepad:


Gives this:


posted by Nick at 10:57 am - filed in windows  

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