How to restrict the maximum number of monitors that can be used to display a Remote Desktop Services session

The Remote Desktop provides an option to restrict the number of monitors a user can use to connect. By default, RDP protocol supports a maximum of 16 monitors. This number can be restricted to any value between 1 and 16 using one of the following two approaches:

Remote Desktop Configuration Tool (Windows Server 2008R2 or earlier)

Using the “Limit maximum number of monitors per session” setting in the Remote Desktop Configuration Tool (tsconfig.msc) as shown below:

Local Group Policy Editor

Setting the “Limit maximum number of monitors” machine group policy (gpedit.msc) as shown below:

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