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Windows 7: RDP to Win Server 2012 DC: no Start, no TB, no icons-what 2 do?

09 Feb 2017   #1
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Windows 2012 Server Data Center RDP from Windows 7
 
 
RDP to Win Server 2012 DC: no Start, no TB, no icons-what 2 do?

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I was logged into a remote session with Windows Server 2012 and I lost my cloud desktop, as all Explorer.exe processes were stopped, and I had open was the top taskbar, and a Google Chrome browser window. (... which was open to www.SevenForums.com, BTW )

That top "app bar", which was pinned down and maximized, has a drop-down menu with "App Commands", "Charms", "Switch Apps" and "Start", but none of those options were working, nor could I send a CTRL-ALT-DEL command to possibly open the Task Manager and run a new Explorer.exe process. (Keyboard-wise, that will only do that for my local computer, not the RDP session.)

There was no Start orb, no taskbar, no desktop icons.

I did get some help, though.

While you're in a remote desktop, send a CTRL-ALT-END from your keyboard. *THAT* will get you to Task Manager.


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