Ctrl-Alt-Del in Remote Desktop Connection Window

Posted by VIJI Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ctrl-Alt-Del in Remote Desktop Connection Window,Remote Machine, Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl-Alt-Del keyboard shortcut has been commonly used since IBM PC with DOS era to perform soft reboot, and used in modern Windows system to activate Winlogon process (log on to Windows NT), open Task Manager or Windows Security dialog box that allows user to log off, lock computer, shutdown PC, run Task Manager, switch user and other functions.

However, whenever trying to trigger Ctrl-Alt-Del function on remote system connected via Remote Desktop Connection, the keyboard shortcut combination pressed will bring up the Ctrl+Alt-Del function on the local machine instead of the machine remotely logged on via RDC.

This behavior is by design though, as Ctrl-Alt-Del key combination is too important for any PC (to run especially when computer encounters halt error or hang). As such, Ctrl-Alt-Del keyboard shortcut is always reserved for local host computer.

In order to send Ctrl-Alt-Del keystrokes to remote computer connected via Remote Desktop client, just press the following Key combination:


a work around keyboard shortcut specially for Remote desktop machine.

3 Responses to Ctrl-Alt-Del in Remote Desktop Connection Window

  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. thanks very much!!!! :)

  3.   Says:
  4. Thanks a lot, from Mexico.

  5. Anonymous Says:
  6. Awesome. thank you very much:)



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