Solved

Remote Connection - CTRL-ALT-DEL

Posted on 2006-07-12
10
12,609 Views
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
Hello,

I use remote connection a lot and sometimes my remote pc screen saver will come on. It requires a CTRL-ALT-DEL to logon again. However, since I am using remote connection I can't do that. Is there a hot-key or another key sequence I can send to simulate CTRL-ALT-DEL on the remote machine?

Thanks,
John
0
Comment
Question by:jhieb
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
10 Comments
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:zephyr_hex (Megan)
ID: 17094078
how are you remoting?  with VNC, you can right-click on the top bar of the screen and select "send cntrl-alt-del"
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
LucF earned 125 total points
ID: 17094096
Hi jhieb,

If you're using Terminal Services/Remote desktop, the equivalent of CTRL-ALT-DEL for the MS client is CTRL-ALT-END.

Greetings,

LucF
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:StillUnAware
ID: 17094108
Simply do that:

Right click on Your desktop, select 'Properties', choose 'Screen Saver' tab and uncheck the checkbox 'On resume, password protect'.
0
Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jhieb
ID: 17094842
I'm connecting using the default Terminal Services i.e. Remote Desktop Connection that comes with Windows XP and Windows 2003.

0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Geisrud
ID: 17094853
Most Remote software, as Zephyr_hex mentions, allows you to "send" and CTRL-ALT-DEL to the remote PC.  With PCAnywhere (what my company uses) it is an option on the left sidebar and under the tools drop down.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jhieb
ID: 17094868
Hi LucF

That might be the answer. I remote into my Server and then via my server I connect to various workstations. If I am connected to a w/s via the server and do a CTRL-ALT-END then my primary connection (the server) receives the ctrl-alt-del request. However, the next workstation doesn't. Does that make sense? It almost seems like the CTRL-ALT-END can only go one remote connection deep.

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jhieb
ID: 17094876
StillUnAware,

I need the password left on the screen saver to prevent unauthorized access if the machine is left unsecured and unused.

0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:LucF
ID: 17103859
Glad to help.

On your follow up question at http:#17094868, indeed, the CTRL-ALT-DEL request only goes to the first remote desktop connection. As far as I know there's no way around that.
There is however almost always an option to connect to a certain workstation directly, for example by using different portnumbers for RDP as explained at "How to change Terminal Server's listening port" => http://support.microsoft.com/?id=187623 
In short, just change the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp  
Then, if you use a NAT router, you can forward these ports to the appropriate client and just connect to that specific computer using <WAN-IP>:<Portnumber> in the RDP client software when you're connecting.

LucF
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jhieb
ID: 17104398
This is pretty slick. Thanks for the extra info!
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:LucF
ID: 17105971
You're welcome.

LucF
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There are 2 things you must have in order to connect to the internet behind a router, The "Gateway IP" of the router, which is usually something like 192.168.xxx.1, I've seen routers with default values of: 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.11.1, …
It is only natural that we all want our PCs to be in good working order, improved system performance, so that is exactly how programs are advertised to entice. They say things like:            •      PC crashes? Get registry cleaner to repair it!    …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question