FUNCTION KEYS at IDRAC of  Dell PowerEdge r510 server

tjie
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Hi,

I have Dell Power Edge R 510
I have the enterprise IDRAC card installed.
I can launch the virtual console; but confused with the function keys:
How to do “F10”?
How to do “CTRL – E”?
Etc

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Top Expert 2014

Commented:
Try tools-pass all keystrokes.

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I connect to IDRAC now remotely
i can access the virtual console
I know how To execute CTRL + ALT +DEL by going to MACROS > CTRL +ALT + Del

But how to execute F 10 ?
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Have you tried "Pass all keystrokes to target"
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Yes
I tried this --> Have you tried "Pass all keystrokes to target" (Note: it is checked now)
then, i go to macros > ctrl+alt+del
it rebooted, then i press F 10 (at my computer)... nothing happen
Top Expert 2014
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I bet the menu in your browser gets highlighted when you press F10. Try disabling Windows Action Keys.

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Try disabling Windows Action Keys.?
How?
Top Expert 2014

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This seems to be how but I have not tried it, https://www.ghacks.net/2015/03/22/how-to-disable-specific-global-hotkeys-in-windows/

Note that on some laptops you have to change a BIOS setting too and I can;t reboot ATM to test that.

 DisabledHotkeys is a list though but there is some reg setting to disable all of them I think. Newer OSs may have a GUI way to do it.

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Hi,

I just knew or played with Dell server recently.
I just knew there is an IDRAC card (which is very important to install OS remotely).
Unfortunately, my IDRAC was bad, and The vendor replaced it wrongly (They gave the IDRAC express instead of IDRAC enterprise)

Now, i can launch the virtual console from my laptop.

The things that i need it now:
 1) How to execute F 10 from my laptop?
2) How to execute F 2 from my laptop?
3) How to execute CTRL - E from my laptop

I believe it is a piece of cake for Experts who understood Dell Server Power Edge R 510.

Thanks,
tjie
Top Expert 2014

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It;s nothing to do with PE R510 or iDRAC, it;s Windows/laptop grabbing the keys. You will find more help in a World of Warcraft forum as they use the function keys in their game and have the same problem.

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