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RDC Published App and Windows XP Extended Screen

November 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Today I experienced something very strange with the RDP Clinet 6.1 on a windows XP machine running a published application.

Normally you can simply drag your apps from one screen to the other if your extra screen is acting as extension of the main screen. We tried with shortcuts, files, folders and everything works fine. As soon as we try to move the Remote Desktop Published App it simply won’t display on the extended screen and the image will just go out at the end of the main screen.
On the Terminal Server , RD Session Host Configuration on the connection properties, under the Client Settings tab, you can set the “Limit maximum number of monitors per session”. That one was set to 4 so no problem there.
Then we tried changing the Graphic Card drivers, this did not help either. Tried with another Remote Desktop Client, this did not help either. Now remember we are running on windows XP.

After 30-40 minutes we tried to switch the extended screen from the LEFT side of the main screen to the RIGHT side of it, just to try. And Eureka ! It worked.
So in the stupid Windows XP running RDP 6.1, the Remote Desktop Publsished apps will NOT run on the extended screen if the extended screen it is not located on the right side of the main screen.