How to send Ctrl+Alt+End to a Windows Remote Desktop Session

I recently was stymied when I needed to send the Ctrl+Alt+End keystroke to a Windows Server 2008 machine that I was remote desktopping to via Internet Explorer running on Windows 7 using VMWare Fusion on my MacBook Air running Mountain Lion. Phwew! That’s a mouthful.

The first problem is that there’s no End key on the Mac keyboard. VMWare can send Ctrl+Alt+Delete from a special menu, but that gets caught by Windows 7. I needed to reset my password on the server (or get locked out) and needed to use Ctrl+Alt+End. Here’s the magic Mac keyboard combination:

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Works like a charm!

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