Virtual desktop or virtual monitor

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QUESTION :

Does anyone know if there is a way that you can setup a virtual desktop or monitor using VNC? I have 2 windows 7 machines and would like to be able to connect them but in different user accounts so that I can work in one account while the other person works on the same machine in there account or virtual environment. Anyone know if that’s possible with VNC or otherwise?

ANSWER :

By default, Windows 7 does not support concurrent users, whether on separate monitors or not, locally or remote. This is a licensing issue, rather than a techincal one. See this TechNet article for details.

However…

If you were to look closely at that article, perhaps near the bottom, you might find a couple of posts with additional information. These posts suggest that there are ways this can be done. Why those posts remain on a MS-run site is an open question.

I haven’t tested these methods, nor do I intend to.

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