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I would like to use all my monitors for the remote session (an option in RDC dialogue) if I connect (from Windows 7) to the one server with Windows 2008 R2 it works OK (I have remote connection on my all monitors) when do I connect to the another machine with Windows 7 it just wound not use all my monitors, but just one (full screen mode).

What do I missing here? Some setting on the Windows 7 RDP server?

Basically my question is:
How to establish multimonitor RDC connection from Windows 7 to another Windows 7 running computer?

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Sorry this is not the same question nor the "exact duplicate". I am questioning why multimonitor setting is not working not how to establish that kind of connection ... – Peter Stegnar Mar 21 '10 at 9:58
You could saw this by accepted answer, that my and the other question are totally different. – Peter Stegnar Mar 21 '10 at 10:05
Yes I pondered a bit after I threw my vote - I have voted to reopen, this question is much more specific (we could give the title some work though ;) – Oskar Duveborn Mar 21 '10 at 10:20
Ok. So others, please vote to reopen this question. – Peter Stegnar Mar 21 '10 at 10:48
up vote 7 down vote accepted

You need Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise at the end-point to support multiple terminal services displays (or any edition of Windows Server 2008 R2).

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Yes! This is it. I have professional version and that why multmonitor RDC is not working.… – Peter Stegnar Mar 21 '10 at 10:04

Check the group policy setting "Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows components, Remote Desktop Services, Remote Desktop Session Host, Remote Session Environment, Limit maximum number of monitors" on your Windows 7 machine.

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I did not have this setting enabled. I have set maximum monitors to 3 as I need it. But it is not working. Should I restart a computer? – Peter Stegnar Mar 21 '10 at 9:02
Yes, you almost certainly need to restart. – Zoredache Mar 21 '10 at 9:05
I have restarted the computer. It still does not working, but at "Limit maximum number of monitors" setting help I saw, that exists another related setting "Maximum monitors per session". Does anyone know where it is? (it should be in the tsconfig.msc, but this is only on Windows Server OS) – Peter Stegnar Mar 21 '10 at 9:28

Well, first:

  • THERE IS NO WINDOWS 7 SERVER, dude. Seriously. As such you can not have a setting on it.

  • Windows 7 is not a server os, so you should not run it on a server ;) That said, it also works if you are connecting to windows 7 workstations remotely from a Windows 7 workstation, ad I do that a lot (virtualized desktop here for certain applications).

  • If your servers run a OS before 2008 R2.... then you basically are out of luck. As in: the SERVER side of multi monitor support was added with R2. A 2008 server simpy can not serve multiple monitors.

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Who said Windows 7 Server? I just said I have a server with Windows 7. Windows 7 can also "serve". We agree on that right? – Peter Stegnar Mar 21 '10 at 8:23
wow tomtom, you can't have read the question at all – Chopper3 Mar 21 '10 at 8:25
I did. Before the edit. – TomTom Mar 21 '10 at 9:47
TomTom you are lying, sorry: I edited only that I have ADDED the bolded question (because of your answer at first place). Come on TomTom? – Peter Stegnar Mar 21 '10 at 9:53
Proof: as I said, I have only ADDED a question summary. TomTom: I can believe you said that! You lost all credibility! – Peter Stegnar Mar 21 '10 at 10:11

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