Are you running the newest Remote Desktop client for XP?
Our deputy head is currently working on the timetable for next year on his machine which has 2 monitors.
Our setup here is that we access SIMS remotely on servers located at the LA. They use remote app. When he loads SIMS he can't move any active windows from one monitor to the other. It stops when it goes from one to the other like there is only one monitor.
All applications loaded locally will move happily between both monitors. If the office manager tries it on her machine, it works without issue.
I have reinstalled the graphics card drivers. After a bit of googling, I was able to find a clue, if he connects using mstsc.exe, within the options > display tab> there is an option of use all my monitors for the remote session. This is not available on his machine.
This is a bit of a complicated problem to describe, I hope I have given enough info.
Anyone got any idea why we cant move between screens?
The machine is running XP SP3 and the graphics card is a ATI Radeon HD 3400
If your using remote app, try launching the program from RDWEB, it should then load up and allow you to drag it to the other monitors. Using remote desktop to remote into a full desktop tends to only maximize to 1 screen.
I have also found out that the Application is locked to the primary monitor. If I change the primary monitor in display properties, the application changes screens but then I cant get it back to the original monitor.
Run mstsc.exe /span
"/span -- Matches the remote desktop width and height with the local virtual desktop, spanning across multiple monitors, if necessary. To span across monitors, the monitors must be arranged to form a rectangle."
I have tried it with the /span switch. It does work but its not perfect. The login section spans the centre of the screen and when you maximise windows, they fill both screens. Its a sort of workaround but i would rather get it fixed properly.
Are you able to drag the rdweb app from one monitor to another? if so then it looks like its just a client issue. If not it may be an XPism
The span setting may well be the best that you can do, span which is the way to use multiple client side moniters by making the RDP session screen size the same as both moniters added together. There is no distinction method to tell the session that it is running on multiple moniters. Short of installing it locally or installing some kind of screen managment application on the RDP server which you can't do given it is managed by others you may well be stuck with it.
Edit, you could add a third moniter at which point at least the logon box would be in the middle
Last edited by SYNACK; 26th April 2011 at 05:44 PM.
EDIT: just seen that its different. I will try the latest version now.
Remote Desktop Plus perhaps? Although it's just a launcher for mstsc.exe, is has several features that you may find useful...
- Can adjust the working screen size to either the maximum available size (so it looks like a normal maximized application) or to a size somewhat smaller, so you can still move it around a bit.
- When using multiple monitors, you can specify on which monitor the Remote Desktop session has to be started.
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