How to set up dual monitors in Windows Server 2008 R2?

There is only 1 display card which has both VGA and DVI. I have no problem having both monitors displaying the same screeen. However, how can I have two applications side-by-side? When I go to control panel and adjust screen resolution, I only see 1 not 2.
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  1. As far as I know, this is managed by software provided by your gfx card manufacturer, for example nvida control panel.

    I guess it would help if you said what your current set up is.
  2. The card is 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4650 and I'm using on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine.
  3. I haven't used 2008R2, but Windows 7, and I asume 2008 r2 have an option for Multiple displays under control panel > display > screen resolution. If you cant set that to 'Extend these displays', then im guessing you need to update some gfx drivers.

    Or you'll have to install the Ati/Amd control center to manage that stuff.
  4. I find this

    There is no server driver listed in AMD site. How can I find the PLUG and Play ID?
  5. Device manager > Display adapter > Radeon HD 4650 > Details
    Then it should be under Device instance id... or something similar.

    Try the windows 7 drivers, make sure you have directX and other services you need working, they might be disabled on the server edition of win 7.

    Other than that, im out of ideas. Good luck.
  6. I have not tried those drivers yet.

    I just notice one thing....Device Manager > Display adapter > Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
  7. you need to install some vga drivers, and all will be well.
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