I have set up a local remote desktop connection between my Thinkpad and my desktop computer, both running Windows 8 Pro. My desktop computer is connected to my TV via HDMI.
What I want to do is to use the laptop as a remote control for my desktop, so I don't always have to get up from the couch to use the mouse or keyboard on the desktop if it requires interaction. However I can't seem to activate the TV as a second screen of the desktop if I'm connected via remote. In the Control Panel where you usually can set up screens and resolutions, all controls are disabled along with a "The display settings can't be changed from a remote session" message. It doesn't work via Win+P or the Charms bar either.
My question now is, whether this is actually possible with a remote desktop session. If not, is this possible at all, maybe with different software such as VNC or Teamviewer?