Re: 2003 Server + VNC
From: John (it.staff_at_mail.algonquin-industries.com)
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 12:00:16 -0400
I assume you're connecting to VNC running on the Win2K3 server using the VNC
client, and not a browser? You didn't mention the client's OS though. This
is from the realvnc FAQ -
Ctrl-Alt-Del isn't getting through to the other computer
If you're running the VNC viewer under Windows, then the Ctrl-Alt-Del
keypress may be intercepted by the operating system, and so the viewer
program won't be able to detect it and pass it to a VNC Server. Go to the
viewer's system menu, which you can pull down by left-clicking on the VNC
icon at the top left of the viewer window, or by right-clicking on the
viewer entry in the taskbar. In this menu, you will find a "Send
Ctrl-Alt-Del" option. Alternatively, You might find that Shift-Ctrl-Alt-Del
works. AltGr-Del often works as well.
Under Unix, some window managers also intercept the Ctrl-Alt-Del keypress.
The Unix VNC viewer also has a "Send Ctrl-Alt-Del" function which is
accessible via the popup menu which you can pull down by pressing the "f8"
key in the viewer window.
If you're running the VNC server as an application under Windows NT/2000/XP
then it can only provide remote access to the display if a user is logged in
and the workstation is not locked. In order to allow the Ctrl-Alt-Del
keypress to work and be accessed even if no user is logged in or it is
locked, you must run the VNC server as a system service.
If you're running the VNC server under Windows 95/98/ME then sending a
remote Ctrl-Alt-Del function will not work at all. On these platforms,
Ctrl-Alt-Del causes all programs, including the VNC server, to halt and
bring up a task manager window.
Can you use Remote Desktop/Terminal Services configured in Remote
Administrator mode instead?
"Arthur" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi All,
> I am running 2003 Server with RealVNC Beta 4. The problem is, if my
> desktop times out and thorws up a locked desktop screen, I cannot get
> back into the computer. IF I hit control-alt-delete, it brings up the
> task manager of my CURRENT computer, not the computer I am connected
> to via VNC.
> Any suggestions?