Apple Remote Desktop: How to send Ctrl-Alt-Del to a PC

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If you use Remote Desktop to administer a PC that's running VNC, you may be wondering how to send the Ctrl-Alt-Del command (Control-Alternate-Delete) from a Mac to the PC. Though Mac and PC key mapping differs, you can use an alternate key combination in Remote Desktop 2.0 and later to send the command.

For full-size (desktop) keyboards, use Control-Option-Forward Delete.


Note: The Forward Delete key is located below the Help key on a full-size keyboard. Be sure not to confuse it with the Delete key located above the Return key.

For abbreviated keyboards (on portable computers), use Function-Control-Option-Command-Delete.

Published Date: Feb 18, 2012