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.

  • -1 for not being a programming question
    – themarcuz
    Mar 20, 2012 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, 2012 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: Link

  • +1 didn't knew /multimon, nice :)
    – Peter G.
    Mar 20, 2012 at 13:58
  • Do you have a solution for windows 10? Mar 31, 2017 at 13:18
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    @LuisGouveia you're probably better off asking a new question specifically about windows 10. I can't help you, I migrated to linux as of win 8. Apr 3, 2017 at 16:13

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