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This is a silly question from me, but does anyone know the Windows shortcut keys for locking your computer and other system tasks when using virtual windows 7 through a remote desktop session? The windows key doesn't seem to re-act the same way.

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Keys should be the same except for these:

 

 

ALT+PAGE UP

  • Switches between programs from left to right.

ALT+PAGE DOWN

  • Switches between programs from right to left.

ALT+INSERT

  • Cycles through the programs in the order they were started.

ALT+HOME

  • Displays the Start menu.

 

CTRL+ALT+BREAK

  • Switches the client between a window and full screen.

 

CTRL+ALT+END

  • Brings up the Windows Security dialog box.

 

ALT+DELETE

  • Displays the Windows menu.

 

CTRL+ALT+Minus (-) symbol on the numeric keypad

  • Places a snapshot of the active window, within the client, on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing PrintScrn on a local computer.)

 

CTRL+ALT+Plus (+) symbol on the numeric keypad

  • Places a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing ALT+PrintScrn on a local computer.)

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This is a silly question from me, but does anyone know the Windows shortcut keys for locking your computer and other system tasks when using virtual windows 7 through a remote desktop session? The windows key doesn't seem to re-act the same way.

 

Just minimize it. If you use WIN+L, it will just lock your local machine instead of your remote rdp session.

 

Why lock a remote RDP connection? It's not like anyone can walk up and start using it :)

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lol hehheheh

 

I'll play around with it and let ya know however I really don't think you can lock the screen. You can however use all the other shortcuts like WIN+Left Arrow, Win+M etc...

 

I'll play around.

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You can look but it's not possible. You cant lock the screen with a shortcut key in Windows 7 (not out of the box anyway).

 

Ok.... I lied :)

 

It "is" possible. I just played with it and here's the story:

 

PERFORM THESE STEPS ON THE REMOTE MACHINE

 

Step 1: Copy the following code into a txt file and rename it to LOCK.vbs. Personally copied the file to c:\scripts\lock.vbs however it can live anywhere.

 

On Error Resume Next

Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
objShell.Run "%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation"

 

Step 2: Create a shortcut for lock.vbs on your desktop

 

Step 3: Assign a shortcut key(s) for the file. In my example I used CTRL+SHIFT+L

 

lockscreen.jpg.97fdcf439825b47ec5c6dd7d99e6b742.jpg

 

FYI - I stole the code from the scripting guys blog: http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptinggu ... cript.aspx

 

Enjoy GoLfie!

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You can look but it's not possible. You cant lock the screen with a shortcut key in Windows 7 (not out of the box anyway).

 

Ok.... I lied :)

 

It "is" possible. I just played with it and here's the story:

 

Dude that's awesome lol - nice find.

 

I think I'm going to use the script from the link to lock workstations of ppl around the office remotely. LOL oh yeah

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