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ABeaulieu
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T500, dual screen, Windows Server 2008 R2

HI,

 

Been looking around but did not find the solution yet, and I hope the answer is not NO!?!?

 

I have a dual boot setup, one with W7 and the other with Win2008 Server R2 SP1.

Under W7, dual screen works fine.

 

Under Win Server, it only show the laptop monitor, I tried plugging in a monitor in D-port, VGA, both at the same time and one at a turn. Booting with VGA plugged, Booting with D-port plugged. 

nothing...

 

None of those trial made Windows see that I had a second monitor.

 

Tryed looking at the drivers, they clam to be up-to-date, tryed installing Presentation Director, as I tought it is not installable on Win server.

 

Did I mist sometihg?

 

Thanks in advance, if this work, 4 laptop sales person will be happy!!!

 

Alexandre

PS: sorry for the poor english, not my native language

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ThorsHammer
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Re: T500, dual screen, Windows Server 2008 R2

Did you install the Windows 7 x64 video driver in R2? 

 

Be sure to turn on the R2 Desktop Experience feature first.

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ABeaulieu
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Re: T500, dual screen, Windows Server 2008 R2

So I installed Desktop experience, started service 'theme', activated aero, still not showing any monitor in VGA port.

 

Tried the driver, manage to force some in but still did not give me access to the port!?!?

 

Did anybody manage to have dual screen using Win server 2008 R2?

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ThorsHammer
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Re: T500, dual screen, Windows Server 2008 R2

What GPU do you have in your T500 and what driver did you install?

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ABeaulieu
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Re: T500, dual screen, Windows Server 2008 R2

It should be a ATI Radeon HD 3650, did not find any confirmation on my laptop, but by the model number it should be that.

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Driver is ThinkPad Display 1680x1050, V4.36.0.0

 

While looking for the driver I found in device manager under Display adapters I have 2 Standard VGS Graphics Adapter and one of them have a code 10 error on it!?

 

When I try updating the monitor driver, the adapter complain that it is not compatible (quite expected)

 

BTW, thanks for the help ThorsHammer

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ThorsHammer
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Re: T500, dual screen, Windows Server 2008 R2

If http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018891 isn't working for you, I'm not sure what else to suggest.

 

This is the USA English version so be sure to use the appropriate locale.

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ABeaulieu
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Re: T500, dual screen, Windows Server 2008 R2

Saw that I could download the ATI driver, then install them using command line. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/315667-33-drivers-installation-crash.

Will try tomorrow, post the result ASAP
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ThorsHammer
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Re: T500, dual screen, Windows Server 2008 R2

Any success?

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ABeaulieu
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Re: T500, dual screen, Windows Server 2008 R2

Time runned out, the onwer had to leave with it.
As soon I am able to put my hand on it, i'll try.
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ABeaulieu
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Re: T500, dual screen, Windows Server 2008 R2

Finally put my hand on 2 of the laptops, one was working so I grad the info on the drivers.

Needed the Mobile Intel(R) 4 series Express Chipset Family

Here is the zip file with the installer:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20602&ProdId=2991&lang=eng

 

Extract, ran, restart, worked, made my day!!!

 

Alex