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Windows 7: Ctrl-Alt-Del and other stupid RDP tricks

21 Dec 2009   #1

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Ctrl-Alt-Del and other stupid RDP tricks

This has been going on since Vista, but I finally got around to asking questions:

1. When returning to my desktop after it has locked and the monitor has cycled off, I press ctrl-alt-del and key in my passwword. Windows isn't terribly quick getting around to turning on the monitor, but by the time it comes on, I am logged in. If I am logging in from RDP, instead of displaying the entry box for my password, it displays a message asking if I want to unlock using the currently logged in account or a new one. I then have to press the enter key followed by my password. XP behaved the same way no matter whether I was unlocking from RDP or not. How can I restore this more logical (at least in my opinion) process to Windows 7?

2. After unlocking my PC from an RDP session involving my laptop, which does not contain the 10-key section, the num lock is on when I unlock. As soon as the desktop is unlocked, it turns off the num lock and I have to manually turn it back on. If it's smart enough to have it on when I unlock, why isn't it smart enough to keep it on? How can I fix this?

3. This is more for the client than the host. I like to have the connection bar display when I hover over it with the cursor. I have the box checked on the RDP connection options. When the session opens, the connection bar is visible, but pinned open. How can I chenge the settings so that the connection bar is not pinned?

Thanks in advance!

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