How do I send Ctrl-Alt-Del when I shadow the local console

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Richard Harlan, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. I am using RDP to shadow the local console user but they have the sceen
    locked. I know the password but am unable to unlock the console because
    Ctrl-Alt-End doesn't work once I try to shadow in.
    Richard Harlan, Feb 8, 2006
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  2. Try Ctrl+Alt+End.
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Feb 8, 2006
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  3. Ctrl-Alt-End doesn't work once I shadow into the console session. To
    recreate the problem RDP to a W2K3 server where a user is logged on the
    console. Bring up a cmd prompt and enter "shadow 0". Now try and send a
    Ctrl-Alt-End to the console session - if the user logged on to the console
    left it locked you are pretty much toast.

    So far the only solution that I have found is to use a third party tool like
    PC Anywhere, Dameware or VNC.
    Richard Harlan, Feb 8, 2006
  4. Richard Harlan

    JB Guest

    Have you tried to go into TS manager and reset the users session, this will
    disconnect the user so that they can login again.
    JB, Feb 8, 2006
  5. That works however that defeats the purpose of shadowing the console. The
    reason we want to shadow the console is so we can see the error the user
    logged in at the console is seeing. The only solution that I've found is to
    use a 3rd party tool like PC Anywhere or Dameware.
    Richard Harlan, Feb 8, 2006
  6. You cannot shadow some working at the console or shadow someone else while
    you are working at the console.
    Todd J Heron [MVP], Feb 19, 2006
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