remote desktop using both monitors without additional software

Liam Westley had a very interesting post today where he mentioned using the /span property on mstsc (Remote Desktop client) to enable dual screen remote desktop.  One of the things I hate about remote desktop when I connect to my work machine is that I can only use one monitor, this solves the problem.

To activate this, you need to run mstsc from the command problem:

C:WindowsSystem32mstsc.exe /span

More information can be found on technet where it says the switch “Matches the Remote Desktop width and height with the local virtual desktop, spanning across multiple monitors if necessary”

One annoyance, any window with the position set to centre screen will end up in the split between my two monitors.

Hope you find it useful…

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