Send Ctrl-Alt-Delete in a Remote Desktop Session

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Old 22-Nov-2010
Send Ctrl-Alt-Delete in a Remote Desktop Session

When connecting to another machine, just about all keyboard actions are transmitted to the remote machine, i.e. pressing Enter, typing, pressing the Windows key, etc. However, that is not the case for some key combinations.

One that always bothers when using Remote Desktop in Windows is Ctrl + Alt + Del while logged into the remote computer. Instead of sending the key combo to the remote computer, it performs the action on the computer from which you have accessed the remote computer!

This was actually intended by Microsoft because there are many cases where you may not want that to be sent to the remote computer. So, by default, Ctrl + Alt + Del will only work for the local computer

In order to send Ctrl + Alt + Del to the remote PC, just press the following alternate key combination:

Ctrl + Alt + End

Some other Shortcuts:

Alt + Page Up
Switches between programs from left to right.

Alt + Page Down
Switches between programs from right to left.

Alt + Insert
Cycles through the programs in the order they were started.

Alt + Home
Displays the Start menu.

Ctrl + Alt + Break
Switches the client between a window and full screen.

Ctrl + Alt + End
Brings up the Windows Security dialog box.

Ctrl + Alt + Pause
Toggles between fullscreen and windowed mode
(note that this does not set the client desktop to the correct size)

Alt + Del
Displays the Windows menu

Ctrl + Alt + Num -
Places a snapshot of the client’s active window on the clipboard

Ctrl + Alt + Num +
Places a snapshot of the client’s entire desktop area on the clipboard

To invoke task manager for nested terminal services sessions (two levels deep)

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