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Pressing "D" key while using Remote Deskop minimizes all windows

Posted on 2009-04-08
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Every time I am using Remote Desktop and press the letter "d" not only does the "d" not appear where I am trying to type it, but it minimizes all the windows in the remote desktop session. Even more weird, it is only doing this on Server 2003 instances that I am remote desktoped into. I tried a Remote Desktop in a Windows XP workstation and this did not happen. Yes, I have tried restarting my laptop and this still does not fix the issue.
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Your Windows key (the button with the windows logo on your keyboard) is stuck. Try pressing both of them a few times, and then try again.
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Or, it could be the Windows key on the keyboard that's plugged into the physical server.
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Are you logged in to the console session?
Have you tried logging in without using the console session? I have a very similar problem when I RDP to a server that's connected to my KVM. (Stupid KVM! :))
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I have a laptop in a docking station that is connected to 2 monitors, so I keep the laptop closed and use an external keyboard. I opened up the laptop, pushed the Windows key a couple of times and the issue is no longer happening. Thanks.
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