Multiple Monitor Remote Desktop

I'm using startech's usb2vga2 adapter to connect a second external monitor to my laptop. With the laptop closed (the laptop makes the external monitor connected through the vga port the primary display), i have two monitors of the same resolution connected: one through the vga port, and the other through the usb adapter.

The thing is that the adapter uses its own software, so windows doesn't seem to know there is an extra monitor-it doesn't show up in the screen resolution control panel. This wouldn't be a problem except that i would like to use the multiple monitor feature of remote desktop. Is there any way i can get windows to recognize a monitor connected through the usb port?

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Posted On: 2009-09-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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The machine has 6 gb of memory. Ati radeon 4650 graphincs card, asus p7p55d motherboard. I have installed the latest driver for the graphics card. Nothing in the event viewer that looks like it is related.

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1.configured the win7 machine to enable remote desktop.

2.connect to the win7 machine using remote desktop from my xp machine (same subnet). At this point, everything is working fine and i can operate the win7 machine correctly from the xp machine.

3. Disconnect from the win7 machine by selecting "disconnect" from the start menu. This closes down remote desktop on the xp machine.

4. Try to reconnect to the win7 machine using remote desktop or
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In either case, the only option to regain access to the machine appears to be to power off the system (losing data). The system is otherwise completely unresponsive. I don't see any of this instability if i don't use remote desktop.connecting on console normally otherwise always works. Any ideas for how to resolve this, or if (when) a hotfix is going to be available?

Posted On: 2010-02-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Remote Desktop Connection Problem

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Rdcing from d to a over inet, never a problem.
From c to a over inet, no problems.
Comp b to a only works on lan, inet does not work.

From the connection i'm on currently, i can log into the router and can see that 3389 is forwarded. I can see that through the router that the computer is connected, and with computer c i could connect just fine. I am away from home now, but when i try firewall is off on comp b, so i know it's not that. Note, i am not anywhere near comp a and comp c is no longer available, so i can't change settings on it. On lan comp b connects to a just fine, it just seems that over inet that it doesn't connect. I am all out of ideas, can somebody help?

Posted On: 2010-03-20 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Remote Desktop Failing With Vpn

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I am using the latest sonicwall vpn client on both machines. I connect connect to the vpn with the xp machine. On the windows 7 machine i connect to the vpn but cannot connect with rdp, vnc or dameware. I have shut down the firewall and still cannot use rdp, vnc or dameware. I have enabled the firewall and allowed rdp. No dice. I have compared the vpn logs between xp and 7 and see no issues. On the xp machine when i log into the vpn my internet is disabled which is standard. On the 7 machine internet is still enabled.

I have uninstalled and ran the cleanup tool for the vpn. I did notice in device manger when i show hidden devices i don't see the sonicwall ipsec driver. I did a netstat - an an port 3389 is listening. I have to believe the problem is win 7 and not the vpn client. I cannot connect just fine with xp and this is running them side by side. I am at a loss. I have even done a clean install of win 7.

Posted On: 2010-01-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Remote Desktop Hangs On Logoff

When trying to logoff from a remote desktop session to any host (vista, 2008 server, 2003 server, xp), the remote desktop window hangs - the rdp window stays open and the screen is stuck at the 'logging off' message or a blank black window is displayed. You have to end task the session in task manager to close the window.

Yes, my rdp session does log me out. We've seen this behavior on both windows 7 and vista (both are x64). The av version we're using is sep mr5. We have local admin rights on our workstations. Windows firewall is enabled. Ll windows updates are up-to-date. Disabling and re-enabling 3rd party startup items didn't solve it. Also, these are on lenovo thinkpad notebooks.

Posted On: 2010-01-25 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Allow More Than Two Users To Remote Desktop To A Machine

My team at work needs to be able to allow more than two users to remote desktop to machines (running windows 7, windows 2008 server, and/or windows 2003 server). How do we change the settings to allow this?

Posted On: 2010-06-30 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Remote Desktop Revocation List Error

I have an issue i have no clue how to fix it. I have been discussing this on the 2008 r2 foruns, but maybe this is a client side issue. But focusing on the issue. From all my w7 machines (ultimate and professional) i get certificates revocation list errors that prevent my to use my remoteapps. (The error just prevents me to continue). From my vista clients (rdp 6. 1) everything works just fine. My setting is:2008 r2 (dc, ca, dns, iis, dchp, hyper-v, rras) several windows 7 ultimate & professional 32bit, 64 bit not in the domain.

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Additionally i tried it on a unix machine through wget utility on a different subnet (paranoid) and was able to download the crl files correctly. This iis is available on the internet, there is no doubt and the files can be downloaded (see extract for one of the files fetch and the certutil results).

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I have been using win 7 since a couple of months now and the user experience is great !

Upgraded remote desktop software is great but with one very annoying issue that i am facing.
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Kindly help to resolve the issue as it is very annoying to use remote session in windowed mode, navigating up and down each time to access the task bar and address bar !

Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Remote Desktop Issue With Win 7 Version

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Posted On: 2010-02-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Remote Desktop Connection Randomly Freezes

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Posted On: 2010-03-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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If they answer the prompt to logoff the other user, the rd user is logged out. The person doing the booting is only a user. This is proving frustrating when i rd to a computer to try to resolve an issue just to find some user booting me out after 20 minutes. Is there some way to prevent a simple user from booting an admin from a remote desktop connection?

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