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Windows 7: Windows 7 Remote Desktop question/problem

15 Nov 2009   #1
ajm786

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 Remote Desktop question/problem

Here's the scenario.

I have my rig, running Win7 Ultimate x64, Aero capable (of course), and dual monitors.

I want to control this rig using Remote Desktop on a laptop, which is running Win7 Ultimate 32bit, running wireless, and have the monitor schema for my rig spanned over a single window on the laptop, so it doesn't mess up the window placement and what not.

The problem is that when I connect to the desktop using the laptop, Aero is not enabled, it switches to basic, and it does NOT span the monitor sessions. It piles everything into a single window session, so that when I go back to my desktop, I have to place all the windows again.

What's going wrong here?

Thanks!


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15 Nov 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you edit any of the remote desktop options?


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15 Nov 2009   #3
ajm786

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yes indeed. I made absolutely sure all those options were checked.
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15 Nov 2009   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do you have the LAN (10 Mbps or higher) option selected?

I have a 7 x86 desktop that I routinely connect via RDP from my 7 x64 laptop, and I get aero and all the goodies. I don't have multiple monitors, so I have no idea if that would work for me. Have you tried going the other way, connecting to x64 from the x86 machine, to see if you have the same problems?
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15 Nov 2009   #5
ajm786

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yes, I have the LAN 10Mbps option selected.

Does Aero have to be supported on both machines for it to be displayed in the RDC window?
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15 Nov 2009   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If one machine doesn't have the ability to display an aero theme, I guess it would make sense that it wouldn't display an aero theme over a remote connection. I haven't tested that, since all of my computers support aero.
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15 Nov 2009   #7
ajm786

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ok, that's understandable, but why does the RDC window of the laptop cause all the windows of the system that I'm connecting to to reset themselves all into a single window? Isn't it supposed to keep the schema of each window? I thought RDC in Windows 7 was multi monitor capable?
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15 Nov 2009   #8
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, it has true multi-monitor support, according to this:

Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) Team Blog : Remote Desktop Connection 7 for Windows 7, Windows XP & Windows Vista

However, it appears that aero glass is not supported in multi-monitor configurations. I don't know why the desktop would reset on the host machine.

Are you using the command line interface to open up the RDP? There are additional commands that may assist with the multi-monitor configs:

http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2009/06/wind...i-monitor.html
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15 Nov 2009   #9
ajm786

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Yes, it has true multi-monitor support, according to this:

Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) Team Blog : Remote Desktop Connection 7 for Windows 7, Windows XP & Windows Vista

However, it appears that aero glass is not supported in multi-monitor configurations. I don't know why the desktop would reset on the host machine.

Are you using the command line interface to open up the RDP? There are additional commands that may assist with the multi-monitor configs:

MPECS Inc. Blog: Windows 7 – Remote Desktop Multi-Monitor Goodness
I tried all those. Everytime I connect to my client machine which has multi monitors, it only opens it as everything on one screen instead of spanning across a "dual monitor" type window.
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15 Nov 2009   #10
ajm786

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I still can't get it to work.

On the notebook, I tried everything:

mstsc /span
mstsc /multimon

No matter what I do, when I connect to the desktop, it connects as a single screen and piles all the windows onto that one screen.

What could I be doing wrong here?
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