One of the new feature additions to Terminal Services RemoteApp (TS RemoteApp) in Windows Server® Code Name "Longhorn" Beta 3 is multi-monitor support - the ability for a remote program to be dragged between primary and secondary monitors, to be maximized on any monitor and have it stick correctly to that monitor, etc. In other words, RemoteApp programs work just like local programs do in multi-monitor setups. Here is an FAQ of what TS RemoteApp multi-monitor support constitutes.
RDP does not use lossy compression.
RDP not 100% transfer video, picture can be different, so RDP does use lossy compression somethimes :)
Is there a way to force the use of something like LZW instead, so that video transfer are perfect ?
Here is an example of lossy result from remoteApp
Dear Mr Rob
What do you think of my flikr picture ?
Is there a way to avoid this ?
Remote Desktop Protocol uses various compression algorithms to compress the image streams. By default, these algorithms are lossy. One way to improve quality (at the cost of bandwidth) is to go in Group Policy Editor (run gpedit.msc) and go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Remote Session Environment.
Choose “Optimize visual experience for Remote Desktop Services sessions” policy, set it to “Enabled” and choose “Text”.
This setting will give you a much better noise to signal ratio, although the connection will still be lossy.
Note this only applies to 32 bpp connections and Win7 or above.
We are testing out Windows 7 and are having issues extending or moving the application to an extended monitor. span monitors:i:1 is set in the RDP file when opened with notepad.
When trying to move the file it stops at the edge of the monitor and nothing displays on the second monitor.
We have tried to setup the secondary monitor on the left or the right and it doesn't make any difference.
I will not run "remote app" on my windows 2008 enterprise. It will have 15 rdp users and only share applications thru "remote desktop" and only in "Multi monitor support". Not SPANNING, where you have an ugly login in the center of the spanned monitors. (one login window). Now my question is, Do I need a second video card on the server to enable this feature? (where applcation like word and browser if maximized will stay on one screen instead of spanned)
@Tik: Multimon does not require any extra video cards on the server.
The reason I asked is I called Dell Enterprise support and they told me that I am going to need a second card for it to work. Just like Windows 7 workstation where you have a dual DVI card.
It works on my Windows 7 Ultimate(as RDP host) but not on windows 2008 Ent (config for RDS)
HELP. I don't want a "continuous resolution" feature where two monitors are
link together into one continuous display for a single remote RDP session
Should I go to regedit and start changing the configuration on my Windows 2008 R2/Ent just to enable "multimonitor" support for my TS clients?
Will there ever be support for remote app allowing multiple instances of excel, so one instance can be on one monitor and the other instance on another? we have accountants that need to compare spreadsheets.
Will there ever be support for dual monitors with different resolutions. We have laptops that run 1280x800 (native res)..it is hard to find external monitors that run this as a native res.
We have some users using dual monitors with remote apps, they open a second outlook on the right hand side monitor and want opened emails to stay on that side instead of opening to the left. Any suggestions please?