How to obtain dual monitor mode within Terminal Services when connecting with Remote Desktop.
The prerequisites are Remote Desktop Connection client version 6.0 or higher. Windows XP and 2003 users can obtain the client here – http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6E1EC93D-BDBD-4983-92F7-479E088570AD&displaylang=en
Windows Vista and 2008 user already have this version.
Obviously, you would already have two or more monitors. Some rules are:
- The monitors must be the same resolution
- The total resolution must not exceed 4096 x 2048
- The top left monitor must be primary
- The monitors must be horizontally oriented
From the start menu, open a Run dialog. Type in mstsc /span /v:servername
Optionally, you can also use the /w:HorizontalResInPixels /h:VerticalResInPixels switches.