Remote desktop and multiple monitors in Windows 10


  1. TTT
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7
       #1

    Remote desktop and multiple monitors in Windows 10


    In common with many others I was horrified to find that Windows 7 pro, which advertised support for RDP, did not support multiple monitors. I needed Ultimate for that.

    What's the story in Windows 10? Can I use RDP with multiple monitors in Windows 10 pro? And can I connect to a Windows 7 pro laptop using a dual monitor Windows 10 Pro desktop?

    Thanks

    TTT
      My Computer


  2. Lee
    Posts : 4,793
    OS X, Win 10
       #2

    TTT said:
    In common with many others I was horrified to find that Windows 7 pro, which advertised support for RDP, did not support multiple monitors. I needed Ultimate for that.

    What's the story in Windows 10? Can I use RDP with multiple monitors in Windows 10 pro? And can I connect to a Windows 7 pro laptop using a dual monitor Windows 10 Pro desktop?

    Thanks

    TTT
    At present I am running three monitors without a problem. . .having said that there is one fault and that is not being able to use a different picture/wallpaper on each monitor. To get around this problem I use Display Fusion ( I know there are some folks that just can't get over the fact that a third party program is needed to display separate wallpapers on each monitor. As to Remote desktop goes don't use it so I cannot comment on it's us. . .:)
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 62
    10
       #3

    I connect to multiple Win7 Pro machines with 1, 2 and 3 monitors with my dual monitor Win 10 Pro setup with no issues.
      My Computer


  4. TTT
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #4

    That is great news! Thanks
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 7
       #5

    A little clarification please


    cyberSAR said:
    I connect to multiple Win7 Pro machines with 1, 2 and 3 monitors with my dual monitor Win 10 Pro setup with no issues.
    Just want to be sure but when you say you connect to multiple Win7 Pro machines with multiple monitors, can you display the multiple monitors on your Win 10 Pro setup? That is, if you were to connect to a Win 7 Pro machine with 2 monitors, will both monitors display on both of your Win 10 monitors?

    The issue with Win 7 Pro in the past has been that you can connect to the system, but only use one monitor for display even though both systems (remote and local) have two monitors.

    Thanks.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 62
    10
       #6

    No, you don't get multi monitor view with RDP. Works just like Win7. On the rare occasion I need to view the multiple monitors I use AnyDesk AnyDesk - The World's Fastest Remote Desktop Application
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 7
       #7

    As I feared


    cyberSAR said:
    No, you don't get multi monitor view with RDP. Works just like Win7. On the rare occasion I need to view the multiple monitors I use AnyDesk AnyDesk - The World's Fastest Remote Desktop Application
    Thanks for the quick reply and confirmation. AnyDesk looks good except I want to remote desktop to my Windows box from a Mac (which AnyDesk doesn't currently support).
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 1
    windows 7
       #8

    TTT said:
    In common with many others I was horrified to find that Windows 7 pro, which advertised support for RDP, did not support multiple monitors. I needed Ultimate for that.

    What's the story in Windows 10? Can I use RDP with multiple monitors in Windows 10 pro? And can I connect to a Windows 7 pro laptop using a dual monitor Windows 10 Pro desktop?

    Thanks

    TTT
    Try this: Radmin: Reliable Remote Support Software for IT Pros . Use it more than three years. Fast, and most importantly safe program for remote computer management. Benefits - high speed, reliable security system.
      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:48.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums