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Windows key stuck on server

Posted on 2006-07-17
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We use landesk to work remotely on a server running Win2k server.
The windows key appears to be stuck on the server - so when we type e it launches explorer; m minimizes the current window; s launches search etc.
This means that while we are working on the server we have to type into notepad on the local machine and use copy & paste.
Any ways to unstick the windows key?We tried wunning a sharewware app called ihatethiskey to disable it but it had no effect. We would prefer not to have to edit the registry and not to have to restart the server.
thanks
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Question by:PatrickSweeney
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by:PatrickSweeney
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No, but it was the most pertinent subject that I saw. If there is a more appropriate section I would appreciate it if you would move this thread there. Thanks.
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by:jasfout
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can you hotswap keyboards?
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Steve Knight earned 500 total points
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Try hitting the windows key repeatedly, perhaps along with the shift, control and alt keys.  Sometimes they do get out of sync but that normally sorts it out, even through remote control packages.

I presume you have found things like this to disable the key using .REG fils:

http://johnhaller.com/jh/useful_stuff/disable_windows_key/

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by:PatrickSweeney
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hitting windows key etc repeatedly works.
Thanks
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by:Steve Knight
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Always amusing this one... has been around since early Windows days, it seems windows just gets out of step with the keyboard...

Steve
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