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

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 22, 2011 5:01:55 PM

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.
March 22, 2011 9:24:21 PM

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.
March 22, 2011 9:27:38 PM

The card is 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4650 and I'm using on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine.
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March 22, 2011 9:29:02 PM

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.
March 22, 2011 11:37:26 PM

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.
March 23, 2011 5:56:21 AM

I have not tried those drivers yet.

I just notice one thing....Device Manager > Display adapter > Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
March 23, 2011 9:56:55 AM

you need to install some vga drivers, and all will be well.