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Vista + Remote Desktop + Black Screen
Thursday 9th April, 2009 11:07 Comments: 0
For a while now I've been having problems logging into one of my PCs using Remote Desktop. I have Network Level Authentication enabled, so I supply a valid username and password to log on. The logon appears to work, but instead of being presented with my desktop (I don't typically log off that system, as I have applications running), I'm presented with a black screen. A black screen that does nothing. Clicking and typing does nothing. I can log in and out as much as I like and I can't get past the black screen. My "workaround" in the past has been to hibernate the system or do a full reboot. But I've discovered a way of fixing this:

Ctrl-Alt-End

That command will be interpreted as pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del on the remote system. Up comes the Vista screen allowing you to start Task Manager etc. but from then on everything works fine. The desktop is back!
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