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At home, I have two monitors on my computer running Vista, which I then use Windows Remote Desktop to access a remote Windows computer. But, the Remote Desktop session only uses just one of my home monitors.

I want to have it use both monitors, to have all the screen for the remote session.

Complication: I keep one of my home monitors veritical, which is great for source code.

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-1 for not being a programming question – themarcuz Mar 20 '12 at 13:47
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SuperUser or ServerFault might be better places for questions like these. That being said: mstsc /span with current RDP-Client does the trick – Peter G. Mar 20 '12 at 13:55
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Seems you need a version of Remote Desktop Client 7.0 to achieve this. This is the version that came with Windows 7 but you can download an update here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969084

Once you have the latest version of the RDC client here's instructions on setting up multiple monitors: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2009/07/01/using-multiple-monitors-in-remote-desktop-session.aspx

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+1 didn't knew /multimon, nice :) – Peter G. Mar 20 '12 at 13:58

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