Quick Installation Guide – Monitors AnyWhere

To install Monitors AnyWhere you’ll need to go through these 4 simple steps:

System Requirements

Please note (this is important!):

We currently support Windows®10 updates of up to and including May 2018 (Build 1809).

Later updates (1903 & 1909) are partially supported for showing different content on each screen (Extended mode).

Mirror mode and Video Wall mode are not available yet in the latest builds of Windows®10.

We are working hard on adapting the driver to support the latest Windows’® builds, but until further notice,

please keep your Windows® on build 1809 if you wish to run our solutions.

 

For more information click here

We would strongly recommend disabling automatic Features updates from Microsoft for Windows 10 by installing and running this small tweak:

StopUpdates10

  1. Go through our System Specification page and make sure your PC is qualified for your needs.
  1. Make sure your PC is updated with all the recent drivers and security updates. Especially with the most up to date drivers for the display adaptor installed on your machine.

 

 

If you are using Intel HD graphics go to Intel Download Center.

 

If you are using NVIDIA video adaptor go to Nvidia Download section.

 

If you are using AMD video adaptor go to AMD Download section.

  1.  Make sure the Power Policy settings in your Operating System are disabled so your screens won’t go into blank. In the Control Panel go to – Power Options:

 

Choose when to turn off the display > Set it to Never

Change when the computer sleeps > Set it to Never

 

Also, please disable the screen saver if enabled:

 

Control Panel > Personalized > Click on the Screen Saver icon on the bottom right corner > set it to None

  1. In order for Monitors Anywhere to operate properly the user must be logged in all the time otherwise the Extended Desktop Mode is not operational. You must disable all security options causes the PC to lock automatically as well.

 

For security measures, you can lock your PC by running this tiny application which will allow you to lock the PC without disabling the Extended Desktop Mode.

For the same reason, you can’t use any remote control apps that control the Remote Session, such as Remote Desktop (RDP).

Only remote control apps that control the Console session can be used, such as:

VNC, Radmin, Dameware, Netsupport manager, TeamViewer, etc…

In order to prevent the mouse pointer from moving to the other desktops, you can lock it in the Primary screen by using this tiny application.

After extracting the file, simply double-click on the EXE file and you will notice there is a new icon on your taskbar that indicates it’s active.

5. Make sure the Taskbar is not showing on the extended screens:

 

  • Right-click on the Taskbar on the primary screen and select Properties
  • Uncheck the box “Show taskbar on all displays”

In case you are using Windows 10 with the new Anniversary update:

 

  • Right-click on the Taskbar on the primary screen and select Settings
  • Scroll down and turn off  “Show taskbar on all displays”

6. Make sure the “Scale and Layout” is set to 100%:

 

  • Right-click on the desktop and select Display settings
  • Select the first screen and make sure it’s set to 100% in the “Scale and Layout” section.
  • Perform the same procedure for all screens connected to your PC.

7. In order for the system to work properly, it requires you to plug a monitor directly to the Host PC (Desktop) via its onboard or external display card.

 

In case you are installing on a Virtual Machine or a Laptop, you can skip this step.

An alternative option is to connect an HDMI\DVI\VGA emulator like this one to eliminate the need to connect a physical screen.

Install the drivers for the HDMI over LAN zero clients 

There are many manufacturers of HDMI over LAN zero clients in the market.

Here you’ll find a list of compatible zero clients.

If you are using one of the following devices:

Centerm – C75 V1, V2, V3

ThinGLOBAL – MiniPoint DS Series

Atrust – m320 or m321

HP – T200

Lenkeng – LKV376 (PC to HDMI over LAN)

Phistek – ZE6000 or ZE5000

Download the driver below and install it. Follow the steps of the setup and finally reboot your system.

Download the latest OSBASE drivers from here:

Windows10, up to build 1809 only!

Supports Windows 7,8,8.1/10/2012 R2/2016 and Virtualisation.

Important information:

This version is the only one that currently supports all the features of Monitors AnyWhere (Extended mode, Mirror mode and Video Wall mode). In case you need to work with Mirror or Video Wall mode, for now, stay on Windows10 build 1809.

Read more here

Supports Windows 10, Server 2019 from build 1903 onwards.

Important information:

This version currently support showing different content on each screen (Extended mode) and Mirror mode for duplicating the same content to groups of screens. Video Wall mode is not available yet in this driver version. In case you need to work with Video Wall mode, please go back to Windows10 build 1809.

Read more here

Follow the default steps of the setup, reboot can be ignored at this stage.

After installing the driver you can skip to step 2 – Installing the Network USB utility.

Install the Network USB Utility

If you are using one of the following devices:

Centerm – C75 V1, V2, V3

ThinGLOBAL – MiniPoint DS Series

Atrust – m320 or m321

HP – T200

Lenkeng – LKV376 (PC to HDMI over LAN)

Phistek – ZE6000 or ZE5000

Download the Network USB Utility below and install it. Follow the steps of the setup and finally reboot your system.

Connect the zero clients to the host PC

Connect the HDMI over LAN zero client to a monitor and a LAN connection on the same subnet of the host computer. Make sure the HDMI over LAN zero client is connected to a power supply and the indication LED is ON.

NOTE:

  1. If a DHCP server is available, the Zero Client will be automatically assigned with an IP address. Otherwise, its default address will be: 169.254.10.10
  2. To assign a static IP to the zero client, select the device from the list and click on the Configuration button.
  3. If you need to place the zero clients on different VLANs, check this guide on how to set it up.

Start the program “Network USB Setting” by clicking on the following icon

The program presents all available Zero Clients found on the local network and allows you to connect to relevant hardware.

Selec the device and click “Assign to this PC”This operation will extend the host PC’s desktop to the monitor which is connected to the Zero Client.

NOTE:

 

  1. This operation will cause the zero clients to automatically re-connect to the host PC on every reboot.

 

  1. If the zero client’s status is showing: Assignment: Other PC Please press on the “Clear PC assignment” button and repeat step C.

3. Make sure that all monitors are configured and set as “Extended mode“, as shown here:

4. Make sure the “Scale and Layout” is set to 100%:

 

  • Right click on the desktop and select Display settings
  • Select the first screen and make sure it’s set to 100% in the “Scale and Layout” section.
  • Preform the same procedure for all screens connected to your PC.

Install Monitors AnyWhere

Download Monitors AnyWhere and go through the installation process.

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After you’ve installed Monitors AnyWhere it’ll start running in Trial Mode. In Trial Mode it will run for 30 days and will allow you to control up to 3 screens.

If you have purchased a license for Monitors AnyWhere and you would like to activate it, please use this guide to Activate your Monitors AnyWhere license.

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