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I work remotely and access a computer in my office. That computer is headless and I use cisco vpn and RDC to access it. (Both machines are running windows 7 pro) At home I have 3 monitors and when I connect I am only able to view the remote computer as having a single monitor. Is there a way to trick the headless computer into thinking it has 2 or 3 monitors attached so I can use some of the common features like maximize or using the windows key to re size and shift windows around.

I have tried the /span command but it does not work correctly as it thinks you have one large monitor instead of 2 different one.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Try this Remote Desktop Multimon Feature: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2009/07/01/using-multiple-monitors-in-remote-desktop-session.aspx

EDIT: I apologize, after further research this feature is not available on Windows 7 Pro. You can find more information here: RDC FAQ

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This still seems to work with a single monitor. The computer I am connecting is headless so it doesnt have any monitors. I would like to trick it into thinking it has 2 or 3. –  Scott Jan 26 '13 at 20:30
    
I apologize, after further research this feature is not available on Windows 7 Pro. You can find more information here: RDC FAQ –  Sean Jan 29 '13 at 15:47

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