I have Macbook with Windows 7 installed and connected to Windows 2012 server with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection. How can I run Ctrl + Alt + Delete on Windows 2012 Server?

Thanks in advance.

  • Standard windows RDP is Ctrl+Alt+End, do mac books have this key? – Bob Vale May 22 '18 at 12:49

This is what worked for me on my Macbook Pro using Yosemite (10.10.2) and the official RDP client from Microsoft while connected to a Windows 2012R2 server:


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    this sends CTRL+ALT+DEL to the local machine not the remote machine – Matthew Lock Dec 31 '16 at 4:20
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    @MatthewLock it should send it to the remote machine in full screen mode – Tom Kidd Jun 2 '17 at 17:15
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    fn + control + option + delete - works for me on my MacBook 16" 2019 using Microsofts Mac RDP client – Steve Bauman Apr 23 at 18:22

I found it, it was:


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  • It is Ctrl-Alt-End - regardless of what OS you are running on the client. – cdavid Sep 7 '14 at 18:45
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    there is no End button on Mac – Salim Sep 16 '14 at 8:24
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    Yes, there is. It is a virtual key that you can achieve by pressing the physical keys: Fn and right arrow. – cdavid Sep 16 '14 at 17:09
  • This is the correct answer, the other answer doesn't work as stated in the comments – Oliver Dungey Sep 6 '17 at 9:14

I cannot comment on other answers because of my "reputation points". What worked for me was slm but in this format:


MAC keyboard.

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    This works for sending to Remote Desktop Connection on Mac OS. I was routed here while searching the key combination for this purpose. – DontCopyThatFloppy Apr 7 at 15:28

There is no delete button on my laptop keyboard, this works on my laptop: fn+ctrl+alt+backspace

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for me, prior suggestions didn't work but provided some insight

what ended up working for me was


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  • prior suggestions didn't work and yet this is an almost verbatim copy of a previous answer. If you don't have anything new or different to add then pleaser don't. – user772515 Apr 9 '18 at 14:43
  • the almost answer didn't work for me, so I posted what did work – QuattroCS Feb 28 '19 at 20:03
  • Yes, the value in this answer is that the other answers specify an "alt" key, and Macs don't have alt keys. – Todd Wilcox Apr 15 '19 at 19:20

What I find best to use the ease of access feature and enable the on-screen keyboard and then click ctrl+alt+del and it sends the command and allows me to type in the password, then just turn off the feature and close the keyboard.

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I am using citrix in MacBook. In citrix (windows 10) i'm running Remote Desktop (windows server 2014) fn+ctrl+command+right-arrow works perfect. Other options doesn't work.

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