I’ve been trying to find some concrete information on the use of Remote Desktop in Windows 7, but I’ve seen some conflicting reports about it. Specifically, I’m looking for information on using RDC with dual monitors. I know in RDC version 6, you could use span to extend your remote session over two desktops, but it is sort of an ugly process. I have been reading that Windows 7 uses multimon instead of span, and instead of having to start from a command prompt, there’s actually a check box to “use all available monitors” in the program settings.
The part I’m having difficulty with is if Windows 7, or Server 2008 R2, which have this version of RDC built-in, are required on both ends of the connection. Also, according to MS, it only works with Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate editions, but again, is that on the host end, or the client end, or both? If I have a Win 7 Ultimate host, and can get a copy of RDC 7 on Vista, would that work?
Not having Windows 7 installed anywhere, I have no way to test any of this, so if you have access to some of these versions and a desire to do some testing, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment, or if you want to write up a guest post, drop me a comment and I’ll be glad to offer up a place for it!