Setting Up Multiple Monitors For First Use and RDP

After receiving and plugging in your new monitors, you may notice that your display “repeats” instead of allowing your monitor to have the largest work area possible, this documentation is the step by step to remedy that. This documentation also covers setting up RDP to be used with multiple monitors.

Setting Up Multiple Monitors 


After receiving and plugging in your new monitors, you may notice that your display “repeats” instead of allowing your monitor to have the largest work area possible, this documentation is the step by step to remedy that. 

  1. Right-click anywhere on your desktop and select "Display Settings" to open the "Display" page.  
  2. Once the "Display page" is open, scroll to the "Multiple displays" section and use the drop-down menu to select "Extend", which expands the primary desktop to the secondary display.
    display settings on windows
    Multiple Display settings shown
  3.  After extending the displays you may notice that they appear to be "flipped" or something of similar nature, to fix this in Display Settings you will just need to click and drag the rectangles around so they match the monitors' orientation on your desktop.
      display settings monitor placement


Setting Up Multiple Monitors For RDP 


To be able to use RDP with both of your monitors automatically, use the following steps: 

  1. Open the Remote Desktop and click the "Options" button on the bottom left-hand corner of the window.  
    RDP main page
  2. Click on the "Display" tab and tick the checkbox that reads "Use all my monitors for the remote session"  
    Display tab of RDP
  3. Click on the "General" tab and click "Save" before connecting to your remote server. 
    General RDP settings, showing the save button and connect button
  4. Once this is selected, you can then click "Connect" and proceed with connecting to the remote session as normal.  




Keywords:monitor, multiple, rdp, windows, monitors,   Doc ID:101876
Owner:Cas B.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2020-05-08 12:43 CDTUpdated:2020-05-08 13:18 CDT
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