Cannot send Ctrl-Alt-Del when Remote Controlling Vista Workstation

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  • 12-Sep-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management


When Remote Controlling a Vista workstation, the icon for sending Ctrl-Alt-Del is greyed out


This is fixed in version 10.2 - see KB 7003225 "ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with SP2 (10.2)" which can be found at

Note: The libraries that Microsoft have provided to Novell to allow remote entry of Ctrl-Alt-Del require that UAC (User Account Control) is turned ON. The Ctrl-Alt-Del icon will remain grayed-out if UAC is turned off.


  1. Click the Ease of access button provided on left bottom of the vista login/secure screen.
  2. Check "Type without the keyboard" and click ok, it will show the on-screen keyboard.

  3. generate Ctrl-Alt-Delete using the on-screen keyboard (Click ctrl, then alt, then del).