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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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QuestionDoes not work on Windows 7 Pin
babzog13-Aug-14 5:17
memberbabzog13-Aug-14 5:17 
GeneralIt does not work on Vista Pin
Ronakkumar Patel18-Dec-07 14:27
memberRonakkumar Patel18-Dec-07 14:27 
GeneralRe: It does not work on Vista Pin
ppckiller10-Jan-08 4:50
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AnswerRe: It does not work on Vista Pin
Decipator29-Jun-09 4:15
memberDecipator29-Jun-09 4:15 
GeneralRe: It does not work on Vista Pin
japp2715-Sep-10 3:43
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QuestionIt is not working on WinXP SP2 Pin
koldovsky21-Feb-07 9:24
memberkoldovsky21-Feb-07 9:24 
AnswerRe: It is not working on WinXP SP2 Pin
md.ikra29-Jul-07 1:54
membermd.ikra29-Jul-07 1:54 
QuestionExcellent for Admin with 300 computers to ctrl alt del at the same time ! Pin
md.ikra28-Jan-07 20:51
membermd.ikra28-Jan-07 20:51 
AnswerRe: Excellent for Admin with 300 computers to ctrl alt del at the same time ! Pin
MDKing8311-Jul-08 5:56
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QuestionSend Mouse Clicks & Other KeyStrokes Pin
Deepak Sakpal25-Aug-06 8:30
memberDeepak Sakpal25-Aug-06 8:30 
AnswerRe: Send Mouse Clicks & Other KeyStrokes Pin
MDKing8311-Jul-08 5:57
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Generalit can not work ! Pin
charlie790822-Aug-06 3:01
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Generalit wasn't work Pin
brs_jom19-Jan-06 8:51
memberbrs_jom19-Jan-06 8:51 
GeneralRe: it wasn't work Pin
antifumo2-Feb-06 9:34
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GeneralRe: it wasn't work Pin
midea097819-Aug-06 6:02
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GeneralI got Access Denied when call OpenDesktop Pin
Yulaw21-Aug-05 21:32
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GeneralJust DOESN'T work Pin
sk196515-Feb-05 1:53
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GeneralNext step to unlock screen Pin
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sankul99911-Oct-04 22:05
membersankul99911-Oct-04 22:05 
Questionaltctrldel.exe can't use in winxp??? Pin
netsh25-Jul-04 15:59
membernetsh25-Jul-04 15:59 
QuestionCan't run in win200, why? Pin
yinju14-Apr-04 8:29
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AnswerRe: Can't run in win200, why? Pin
DavidR_r2-Jul-04 10:23
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GeneralSetThreadDesktop Pin
paulashford26-Feb-04 0:56
memberpaulashford26-Feb-04 0:56 
GeneralRe: SetThreadDesktop Pin
planets23-Mar-04 7:17
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Questionwhat about to deactivate these keys? Pin
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