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I have an application where Ctrl + Alt + End is mapped to a command, but when using the machine via Remote Desktop, Ctrl + Alt + End is used by the system as an alternative to Ctrl + Alt + Delete. Is there any way to change that setting for the Remote Desktop session so I can use Ctrl + Alt + End in my application?

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Do you have the option of running AutoHotkey on the remote PC? You could run a script there which would trap an alternate hotkey of your choosing, and render it (there) as Ctrl+Alt+End.

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thanks, worked like a charm once I figured the script out :) – Jimmy Jan 7 '10 at 21:10
Introduction to AutoHotkey should be part of the SuperUser sign-up process. It's the Swiss Army Knife in the pocket of every SuperUser. :) – JMD Jan 7 '10 at 21:12

If you have permission to install on the remote machine, you could use a scripting engine like AutoHotkey or AutoIt to make a small script to catch whatever shortcut you would like and virtually "press" Ctrl+Alt+Del on the remote machine for you.

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No need for install permissions; AHK works as a user-mode executable, so as long as application execution isn't restricted it should be fine. – Bob Mar 18 '13 at 12:34

When you're connecting, on the Local Resources tab of your Remote Desktop Client choose "On the Local Computer" in the drop-down menu of the Keyboard frame. This will send those keyboard signals directly to the remote machine instead of via the client.

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disabling the Windows key combinations actually didn't seem to apply to Ctrl+Alt+End. Good suggestion though – Jimmy Jan 7 '10 at 21:11

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