Have you ever experienced the problem where the Windows key gets ‘stuck’ during a remote desktop session? It makes it impossible to write, since every time you click ‘e’ it’s like Windows + E and the Explorer window opens. If you click ‘d’ all windows are minimized, as if you’ve clicked Windows + D. Frustrating, to say the least..
This is supposed to be due to a bug in RDP 6.0, and one way to fix it is to open the on screen keyboard (under Start – Programs – Accessories – Ease of Access – On-Screen Keyboard), and click the Windows key twice.
If you can’t even log into the remote computer because your password contains one of the Windows shortcut characters (like ‘u’, giving you the “Ease of Access” dialog), turn CAPS-LOCK on and hold the SHIFT key while you type. This overrides the Windows key and allows you to use all characters.
Update: some other tips if this doesn’t work:
- lock and unlock the remote computer
- frantic tapping on the Windows key (6-7 times)
- reboot the remote desktop