Changing your password while in a Remote Desktop session
When your password is about to expire on a remote network which you access via remote desktop then how do you change your password?
Easy just press Ctrl-Alt-Del and the Windows Security screen (“Lock this computer/Switch User/ … /Change a password/…”) comes up.
Errr, well, actually, no it doesn’t. The screen for your local computer comes up, not the screen on the remote computer.
So what now? Do you just quietly sob? Do you scream at the remote desktop machine and throw things at your monitor?
Never fear. All is not lost. Try “Ctrl-Alt-End” and, surprise, surprise, the screen you want on the remote machine appears and you can now change your pesky password.
For info on more keyboard shortcuts while in a Remote Desktop session: Remote Desktop Tips and Tricks