Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Send CTRL-ALT-END through RDP

q: It is common to RDP into a server and from there RDP into other servers.  When you RDP into a server you can send CTRL-ALT-END to trigger a CTRL-ALT-DEL on the remote server.  However, how do you send it through to the 2nd RDP session?

a: In 5 minutes we were able to perform these steps:

  1. Download & install http://www.autohotkey.com/ on the RDP server you are using to RDP into the second server.
  2. Allow the installer to create a default script.
  3. Add this line at the bottom of the script -     ^!ins::^!End
  4. Save and close that script.
  5. Right click the HotKey icon in the bottom right & select "Reload this script"
  6. Now hit CTRL-ALT-INS and that will send a CTRL-ALT-END through.