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My main machine runs Windows 7 and has Caps Lock mapped to Control.

When I remote to this computer from other machines (particularly ones that I do not manage or have administrator access to), their keyboard's Caps Lock does not work as a Control.

My question is if there is anyway around this? (One side note is I'd really like to stay away from running AutoHotKey if there are other options).

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You can download CapstoCtrl from SysInternals.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897578

Ctrl2cap is a kernel-mode device driver that filters the system's keyboard class driver in order to convert caps-lock characters into control characters. People like myself that migrated to NT from UNIX are used to having the control key located where the caps-lock key is on the standard PC keyboard, so a utility like this is essential for our editing well-being.

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So does the kernel-model device driver cause the caps lock keystroke sent via RDP to be translated into a control keystroke? And have you tested this personally? –  mindless.panda Sep 26 '11 at 13:33
    
Tested this on Windows 7 and it did not work for me. –  Alexander Garden May 13 '13 at 19:04

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