From the mailbag:
When I connect to the SBS 2011 server via RWA from a machine with dual monitors, it takes up both of my screens instead of one. Is there a fix for that on the server?
Yes, you can control the screen resolution when remoting into the SBS 2011 box via Remote Web Access. This will avoid the ‘double-wide’ screen like this:
- From the remote PC login to Remote Web Access (RWA).
- Instead of clicking on the “Connect” button next to the server name, hit the Computers link at the top.
- Click Remote Desktop Options and then choose your resolution from the Screen size dropdown. Select any option except full screen.
- Hit Save.
The next time you remotely connect to the server, it will no longer be spread across both monitors and will just be a movable window.
To test this, if you have split-DNS setup you can hit the RWA URL from inside the building without getting an SSL name error.
Note: You can also use dual-monitors on desktop PCs via RWA if those computers are running Windows 7 Enterprise or Ultimate.