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2008 Server ctr-alt-del Workaround


Windows 2008 server Ctrl-Alt-Del workaround:

Windows 2008 (the non R2 version) was built on the Vista operating system, and has some quirks that other Windows versions do not.

Internally the Ctr-Alt-Del operates in a different way, and requires a work around to be able to get past it to login from RemoteToPC.

The workaround is to use the on-screen keyboard to enter the key combination.

Click the ease of access button on the bottom left of the screen, select to view the on-screen keyboard, and click the Ctr-Alt-Del from there.


How to FIX 2008 server:

A fix for this issue on 2008 systems is to download the  Windows 7 version of the Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) , and put the Sas.dll file  in your C:\Program Files(w32)\RemoteToPC\host folder.

Here is a link to a copy provided for your convenience:

Alternatively, you can simply disable the C-A-D requirement to get to the 2008 login screen by disabling it in the registry:

Put these lines into a text file name “remove-cad.reg” Save it and double click the resulting file to merge the information into the registry. Reboot to see the effects.


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]