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Is there such a thing as a KVM for dual monitors?

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    Doctor Who

    At work we've got a KVM which links together 6 servers.  It's great; love it, etc.  At my workstation I've got 1 PC with dual monitors.  Next month I hope to get another PC, and I'd really love to keep the older PC.  I'd also love to have dual monitor access to both machines, but don't have the desk space for that.  Is there anything like a KVM which allows 2 PCs to be connected to it, with dual monitors for each?

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    dentaku

    They DO seem to exist. http://www.kvm-switches-online.com/dual-head-kvm-switch.html

    Also, if your monitors have 2 inputs like my Dell 2209WA you can use a regular KVM for the keyboard and mouse but use the input switch on the monitors and ignore the V part of the KVM.

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    elmer

    I've used the Belkin Desktop KVMs with good results.

    http://www.belkin.com/IWCatSectionView.process?Section_Id=206977

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    MikeInOhio

    If one of your monitors has analog and digital outputs (VGA & HDMI) you can hook one pc to the VGA and the other to the other and use the monitor to switch between analog and digital. It works pretty well when I need to get more room on my laptop

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    Doctor Who

    Good information here, thank you.

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    figuerres

    also if the old pc is say windows 7 pro or xp pro you can use Remote Desktop to connect to it.

     

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    Doctor Who

    , figuerres wrote

    also if the old pc is say windows 7 pro or xp pro you can use Remote Desktop to connect to it.

     

    I thought that RDC to a Windows 7 machine wasn't possible.  That it had to be a server, so this is a good suggestion, thanks!  How do I set up my Windows 7 machine to accept remote desktop connections?

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    Sven Groot

    , Doctor Who wrote

    *snip*

    I thought that RDC to a Windows 7 machine wasn't possible.  That it had to be a server, so this is a good suggestion, thanks!  How do I set up my Windows 7 machine to accept remote desktop connections?

    In the control panel, search for "remote". Click the "Allow remote access to your computer" link. Configure as appropriate. Smiley

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    Doctor Who

    @Sven Groot: Sweet, thanks!

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