Feb 152013

Multiple monitor support for Remote Desktop Services allows users to open a Remote Desktop connection expanded across all the monitors on the client computer regardless of the client monitor configuration. With this feature, the user can fully utilize all the monitors connected to the client computer for the Remote Desktop connection thereby providing extra desktop space and an almost seamless experience with the client desktop that is much improved over “Span mode”.

This feature will be part of Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 release and works for connections to another client machine (physical or VM), or a Remote Desktop Session Host.


1) Make sure you have RDP client 7.0 and above

2) Your remote PC should be Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

3) If you are connection from windows XP to windows 7 desktop you have to make sure on your XP PC you have RDP client 7.0 and above.You can download from here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969084

Enable Multimon feature

Method 1

Open you RDP client and click on display tab and Click “Use all monitors for the remote session” in the window


Method 2

You can enable multimon from the command line using the following command

mstsc /multimon

Method 3

You have to add “Use Multimon:i:1” to the RDP file.Default location of .rdp file is located at C:\Users\username\Documents\default.rdp (For windows 7 users) and %My Documents%\Default.rdp (For windows XP users)

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