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Trying to open the login dialog on a Windows Server 2003 VM

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by tripwire45, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. tripwire45
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    I'm trying to get on a Windows Server 2003 VM running on some variety of VMWare Server software (I don't know which version). The particular vitual server I tried to work with was off, so I turned it on. When presented with the "press Ctrl+Alt+Del" prompt, I pressed "Ctrl+Alt+Insert" since that's how you get the login dialog on a Windows VM running on a Windows host when the VM is running in VMWare Workstation 5.5.

    Unfortunately, this resulted in nothing. I tried "Ctrl+Alt+Del" and got the Windows Security dialog on my Windows XP PC. What I *didn't* get and expected was a prompt from the virtual machine telling me what I *should* be using for a key combination. There has got to be a way to do this, but I've searched both the VMWare site and the web with no luck.

    Anybody know what I'm missing?

    (Yes, I could just ask one of the guys here, but they're kind of busy and I'd rather...if I can...get the answer without them).

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Im not a VM user but can you send a 'ctrl+alt+delete' from the GUI? If you right click on the top of the VM window is the option there? Just a guess! :biggrin
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Oh duh. I've been clicking on the "Remote Control" menu and it says "Send Ctrl+Alt+Del Host+Del". I've been trying to figure out the right key combo to send "Host+Del" (what the heck is the "Host" key, anyway). Turns out that if I just click on that selection, the login dialog appears. Thanks. :)
     
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  4. Stoney

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    I've not used VM but in MS Virtual PC the host key is the RightALT key. It could be the same?
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    They could be, but since I'm logged into the virtual server and I'm getting work done, I'm not going to rock the boat by messing around now. :wink:
     
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  6. JohnBradbury

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    Ctrl+Alt+End
     
  7. tripwire45
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    Nope. I tried that early on and it didn't work.
     
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  8. Mr.Cheeks

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    I havent got an insert button on my keyboard and the combination i think it was the print screen key (in replacement of the insert button)... i havent got VMWare installed so i cant verify this...
     

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