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DUAL External Monitor connections to Docking Station: VB041AA (EliteBook 2170P 8440P 8460P )

Docking Station: VB041AA
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Has anyone had success connecting a docking station (P\N) VB041AA:

 

 

to two different external monitors?  The dock connectors include:

 

* VGA

* Displayport

* DVI

 

If you have had success, please post details regarding:

 

* setup / configuration (which connectors, monitor resolutions, OS)

* Laptop Model (EliteBook 2170P 8440P 8460P )

* any obstacles that had to be overcome

* lessons learned

 

I look forward to hearing how elite users have successfully setup dual external displays.   Using the laptop display panel is not of interest for this discussion.

 

Thank you

 

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Hi,

 

Looks like the 2170P and 8440P are out of the picture, only the 8460P as shown:

 

    http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02948215

 

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@banhien: thank you for the nifty link.   Much appreciated.

 

 

Dual external monitor was successful with:

 

* Monitor 1: 2560X1080: displayport

* Monitor 2: 1280X1024 : VGA

 

Required a reboot for Win7 to acquire the second monitor.  I can now RDP into the desktopthat was originally connected to monitor 2 and copy and paste text between the two machines much more easily.   The only drawback is that video through RDP is a non-starter, so it must be done through the laptop. 

 

An attempt to subustitute an Acer (1600 x 900 ) monitor (VGA and DVI)  for monitor 2, but no joy. 

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