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Simulate Alt+Control+delete

, 20 Jan 2003
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How to Simulate Alt+Control+delete
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Simulate alt control delete command in windows nt, 2k, xp.
    hwinsta = OpenWindowStation("winsta0", FALSE,
                              WINSTA_ACCESSCLIPBOARD   |
                              WINSTA_ACCESSGLOBALATOMS |
                              WINSTA_CREATEDESKTOP     |
                              WINSTA_ENUMDESKTOPS      |
                              WINSTA_ENUMERATE         |
                              WINSTA_EXITWINDOWS       |
                              WINSTA_READATTRIBUTES    |
                              WINSTA_READSCREEN        |
    if (hwinsta == NULL)
        return FALSE;
    // Set the windowstation to be winsta0
    if (!SetProcessWindowStation(hwinsta))
     return FALSE;

    // Get the default desktop on winsta0
    hdesk = OpenDesktop("Winlogon", 0, FALSE,
                        DESKTOP_CREATEMENU |
                        DESKTOP_ENUMERATE    |
                        DESKTOP_HOOKCONTROL  |
                        DESKTOP_JOURNALPLAYBACK |
                        DESKTOP_JOURNALRECORD |
                        DESKTOP_READOBJECTS |
                        DESKTOP_SWITCHDESKTOP |
    if (hdesk == NULL)
       return FALSE;

    // Set the desktop to be "default"
    if (!SetThreadDesktop(hdesk))
       return FALSE;


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Sukanta Kumar Dash
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Comments and Discussions

QuestionDoes not work on Windows 7 Pinmemberbabzog13-Aug-14 5:17 
GeneralIt does not work on Vista PinmemberRonakkumar Patel18-Dec-07 14:27 
GeneralRe: It does not work on Vista Pinmemberppckiller10-Jan-08 4:50 
AnswerRe: It does not work on Vista PinmemberDecipator29-Jun-09 4:15 
GeneralRe: It does not work on Vista Pinmemberjapp2715-Sep-10 3:43 
QuestionIt is not working on WinXP SP2 Pinmemberkoldovsky21-Feb-07 9:24 
AnswerRe: It is not working on WinXP SP2 Pinmembermd.ikra29-Jul-07 1:54 
QuestionExcellent for Admin with 300 computers to ctrl alt del at the same time ! Pinmembermd.ikra28-Jan-07 20:51 
AnswerRe: Excellent for Admin with 300 computers to ctrl alt del at the same time ! PinmemberMDKing8311-Jul-08 5:56 
QuestionSend Mouse Clicks & Other KeyStrokes PinmemberDeepak Sakpal25-Aug-06 8:30 
AnswerRe: Send Mouse Clicks & Other KeyStrokes PinmemberMDKing8311-Jul-08 5:57 
Generalit can not work ! Pinmembercharlie790822-Aug-06 3:01 
Generalit wasn't work Pinmemberbrs_jom19-Jan-06 8:51 
GeneralRe: it wasn't work Pinmemberantifumo2-Feb-06 9:34 
GeneralRe: it wasn't work Pinmembermidea097819-Aug-06 6:02 
GeneralI got Access Denied when call OpenDesktop PinmemberYulaw21-Aug-05 21:32 
GeneralJust DOESN'T work Pinmembersk196515-Feb-05 1:53 
GeneralNext step to unlock screen Pinmemberanthonyx2618-Nov-04 5:22 
GeneralSimulate Alt+Control+delete in Activex Pinmembersankul99911-Oct-04 22:05 
Questionaltctrldel.exe can't use in winxp??? Pinmembernetsh25-Jul-04 15:59 
QuestionCan't run in win200, why? Pinmemberyinju14-Apr-04 8:29 
AnswerRe: Can't run in win200, why? PinmemberDavidR_r2-Jul-04 10:23 
GeneralSetThreadDesktop Pinmemberpaulashford26-Feb-04 0:56 
GeneralRe: SetThreadDesktop Pinmemberplanets23-Mar-04 7:17 
Questionwhat about to deactivate these keys? PinsussDr.Lutfi16-Aug-03 4:21 

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