Howto: send a ctrl-alt-del using remote desktop

Every once in a while I need to send a ctrl-alt-del within a remote desktop session, usually when the session has been inactive for a while.  I always forget how to do it, and have to Google it.

So, mostly as a reminder to myself, the keystrokes to send are:


Or, follow these instructions to create a Windows key combination of your choosing.

Comments [10]

  1. What if i’m using a mac and running win xp on bootcamp?
    mac doesn’t have an “End” key

  2. You find a normal USB keyboard and it should work fine with your mac

  3. This is useful,
    Any idea how to send Ctrl+Alt+Del if you remote through one or more hosts?
    in remoting (Remote desktop only) scenario:
    A -> B -> C
    how to send Ctrl+Alt+Del from A to C?


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