How to Send Ctrl-Alt-Delete in a Remote Desktop Session?

Control-Alt-Delete is the combination of the Control key, the Alt key, and the Delete key that a user may press at the same time on a personal computer to end an application task or to reboot the operating system.

What Does Ctrl Alt Delete Do?

The Ctrl-Alt-Delete keyboard shortcut, which is available in Windows 95 and subsequent systems, brings up the Task Manager window or a drop-down menu that enables a user to see the status of all currently running processes and to terminate any of them.

As TechTarget explains, the Ctrl-Alt-Delete combination is a security-related feature that enables the user to stop a frozen program, as well as to shut down or restart the computer, if necessary. Specific settings differ depending on which version of Windows is being used.

In addition, when the operating system seems to be stopped while waiting for the completion of an application program, a user is left with no option to retake control of the machine. In order to end a “hang” program and, if that does not work, to reboot the machine, the user must use the Ctrl-Alt-Del key sequence simultaneously.

The selection of keys and the requirement that they are pressed at

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