Neat Vista Feature - Multiple Monitor Support in MSTSC
Monday, I paved my laptop, removing one of the Vista Release Candidates, and installing the Vista RTM bits. After getting a bunch of applications installed, I tried to use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to connect to my desktop machine (also running Vista). I could not get it to work. So I tweaked a few settings in Windows Firewall. Still no luck. After an hour of struggling, I broke down and used the Help system. In five minutes I not only got my computers talking to each other, but I found a cool feature. The help article I read had a footnote that mentioned multiple monitor support. I tried it out, and it works. Just run the following command:
and your full screen RDC will span your multi-monitor setup. Great for developers who have a laptop and a powerful desktop machine, or a development machine in a lab.