Here is the setup I'd like to achieve:

Upstairs is my home office, with my work computer with 3 monitors. Downstairs is my server rack, with my laptop (no extra monitors).

My laptop has Windows 10 Home, so I don't have access to RDP, or I would just use that.

I'm looking for a solution that will allow me to remote into my laptop from my desktop, and span the session over all three monitors, thus creating two virtual monitors.

What I've tried so far:

  • Real VNC (free edition v. 5.2.3)
  • FullScreen: True
  • FullScreenChangeResolution: True
  • UseAllMonitors: True

    These settings give me the following result:

  • Left monitor: Black

  • Center monitor: Laptop screen
  • Right monitor: Black

I'm open to free remote software, or free software to create virtual monitors.

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    If everything on RealVNC is "true", why doesn't it solve your requirements? Nov 20, 2015 at 7:58
  • I'm not a VNC expert, but I assume it doesn't solve my requirements because RealVNC isn't creating virtual monitors on the laptop. The Laptop only has the one display. I'll attach a screenshot. Nov 20, 2015 at 13:13
  • @Thomas, I was going to leave a screenshot, but the PrintScreen button goes to the laptop and takes a picture of just the laptop screen, but I've added a descriptive text of what I see. Nov 20, 2015 at 13:19
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    Can someone tell me why this question was down-voted? Nov 20, 2015 at 13:21
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I ended up upgrading to Windows 10 Pro so I can just use RDP.

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