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Remote Desktop on 2 of your 3 monitors

The remote desktop connection app has a setting "Use all my monitors for the remote session". But, what if you want the remote session to span only some of your monitors - and not all. To do that you need to edit the .rdp file (in notepad) and add the following like to the configuration.


You can get a list of all your monitors by running this command.

mstsc /l

I edited the Default.rdp file, so this works for all my remote desktop sessions, but you can edit a specifc .rdp file - just make sure to start the remote session by doublicking on that particular .rdp file.

You can find the list of all RDP display parameters here: Supported Remote Desktop RDP file settings | Microsoft Docs