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Since I only have Windows 7 Pro at home and at work, is there any other alternatives for multi-monitor support in a remote desktop connection?

I only found Splitview as of yet but I would like to know if there are any others.

Edit: For Remote Desktop.

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Related: Windows 7 Remote Desktop Multi Monitor Support –  techie007 Mar 23 '12 at 4:34
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As far as I understand Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection can do this if you have multiple monitors: Multiple Monitors

But I've run into issues with this before where even if you check the "Use all my monitors for the remote session" is not checked that it doesn't do it.

To fix that I've gone and edited the .rdp file and added the two following lines:

use multimon:i:1
span monitors:i:1

Once I've added that the RDP will span both monitors.

Hope this helps :)

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This only works if the target PC is running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise. (One of the few legitimate reasons to upgrade to Ultimate!) EDIT: I would add that it's much cleaner than the old XP-compatible spanning mode - it will actually use all your monitors natively, in their correct order and resolutions, just like they were attached to the remote machine. They even show up in Display Properties! –  Shinrai Aug 31 '10 at 14:33
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Shinrai, not true. I was able to make it work with Windows 7 Professional –  Sameer Alibhai Dec 14 '12 at 2:21
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If you are willing to pay the 30 dollars then Display Fusion Pro is the way to go! They also offer a free version, and a 30 free trial of the Pro. It's very easy to use, and a makes the Windows 7 mulit-monitor setup a breeze.

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Does Display Fusion Pro have RDP integration via remote client? That's very interesting, I didn't realize it was quite that sophisticated (I thought it was largely the same as UltraMon.) I'll have to have a look. –  Shinrai Aug 31 '10 at 14:36
    
To be honest I just got the software and haven't tried it on RDP. I didn't realize that was what you were looking for in the question. I'll try it out, and post back when i can. –  KronoS Aug 31 '10 at 15:25
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The OP worded the question somewhat ambiguously, yes. :/ –  Shinrai Aug 31 '10 at 17:09
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I have Win7 Home, and I've found that I can use multiple monitors just fine (perhaps not in the way you wanted to) by extending the displays. So, desktop will only show up on one monitor, but you can have windows in any of the other monitors.

Right click desktop, then go to resolution

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-1, this isn't what he's asking. –  Shinrai Aug 31 '10 at 17:08
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