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Simulate Alt+Control+delete

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How to Simulate Alt+Control+delete
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Introduction

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        |
                              WINSTA_WRITEATTRIBUTES);
    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_CREATEWINDOW |
                        DESKTOP_ENUMERATE    |
                        DESKTOP_HOOKCONTROL  |
                        DESKTOP_JOURNALPLAYBACK |
                        DESKTOP_JOURNALRECORD |
                        DESKTOP_READOBJECTS |
                        DESKTOP_SWITCHDESKTOP |
                        DESKTOP_WRITEOBJECTS);
    if (hdesk == NULL)
       return FALSE;

    // 
    // Set the desktop to be "default"
    // 
    if (!SetThreadDesktop(hdesk))
       return FALSE;
    PostMessage(HWND_BROADCAST,WM_HOTKEY,0,
        MAKELPARAM(MOD_ALT|MOD_CONTROL,VK_DELETE));

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Comments and Discussions

 
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
memberppckiller10-Jan-08 4:50 
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
memberjapp2715-Sep-10 3:43 
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
memberMDKing8311-Jul-08 5:56 
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
memberMDKing8311-Jul-08 5:57 
Generalit can not work ! Pin
charlie790822-Aug-06 3:01
membercharlie790822-Aug-06 3:01 
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
memberantifumo2-Feb-06 9:34 
GeneralRe: it wasn't work Pin
midea097819-Aug-06 6:02
membermidea097819-Aug-06 6:02 
GeneralI got Access Denied when call OpenDesktop Pin
Yulaw21-Aug-05 21:32
memberYulaw21-Aug-05 21:32 
GeneralJust DOESN'T work Pin
sk196515-Feb-05 1:53
membersk196515-Feb-05 1:53 
GeneralNext step to unlock screen Pin
anthonyx2618-Nov-04 5:22
memberanthonyx2618-Nov-04 5:22 
GeneralSimulate Alt+Control+delete in Activex Pin
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
memberyinju14-Apr-04 8:29 
AnswerRe: Can't run in win200, why? Pin
DavidR_r2-Jul-04 10:23
memberDavidR_r2-Jul-04 10:23 
GeneralSetThreadDesktop Pin
paulashford26-Feb-04 0:56
memberpaulashford26-Feb-04 0:56 
GeneralRe: SetThreadDesktop Pin
planets23-Mar-04 7:17
memberplanets23-Mar-04 7:17 
Questionwhat about to deactivate these keys? Pin
Dr.Lutfi16-Aug-03 4:21
sussDr.Lutfi16-Aug-03 4:21 
QuestionAnd what about simulating ALT + TAB ? Pin
JL00218-Jul-03 8:05
memberJL00218-Jul-03 8:05 
AnswerRe: And what about simulating ALT + TAB ? Pin
Sukanta Kumar Dash18-Jul-03 20:23
memberSukanta Kumar Dash18-Jul-03 20:23 
QuestionWhy not use ExitWindowsEx()? Pin
dwccgc23-Jan-03 4:27
memberdwccgc23-Jan-03 4:27 
AnswerRe: Why not use ExitWindowsEx()? Pin
Igor A17-May-05 0:30
memberIgor A17-May-05 0:30 
GeneralNo simulation occurred Pin
Golden Lee22-Jan-03 23:50
memberGolden Lee22-Jan-03 23:50 
GeneralRe: No simulation occurred Pin
Sukanta Kumar Dash26-Jan-03 23:51
memberSukanta Kumar Dash26-Jan-03 23:51 
GeneralRe: No simulation occurred Pin
M A V29-Jan-03 13:04
memberM A V29-Jan-03 13:04 
GeneralGood job!!! Pin
jedyking22-Jan-03 7:40
memberjedyking22-Jan-03 7:40 
GeneralOpenDesktop("Winlogon"... failed Pin
Jon22-Jan-03 4:11
memberJon22-Jan-03 4:11 
GeneralNon-code way could be done in a shortcut etc.. Pin
RobJones21-Jan-03 8:29
memberRobJones21-Jan-03 8:29 
GeneralRe: Non-code way could be done in a shortcut etc.. Pin
Sukanta Kumar Dash21-Jan-03 19:01
memberSukanta Kumar Dash21-Jan-03 19:01 
GeneralRe: Non-code way could be done in a shortcut etc.. Pin
bfadi4-Sep-03 7:44
memberbfadi4-Sep-03 7:44 
GeneralRe: Non-code way could be done in a shortcut etc.. Pin
RobJones4-Sep-03 15:29
memberRobJones4-Sep-03 15:29 
GeneralRe: Non-code way could be done in a shortcut etc.. Pin
bfadi5-Sep-03 1:55
memberbfadi5-Sep-03 1:55 
GeneralGreat!! Pin
_Magnus_21-Jan-03 6:16
member_Magnus_21-Jan-03 6:16 
GeneralComplete information Pin
Gabriel 221-Jan-03 3:08
memberGabriel 221-Jan-03 3:08 
GeneralVery useful! Pin
Daniel Turini21-Jan-03 1:27
memberDaniel Turini21-Jan-03 1:27 
GeneralRe: Very useful! Pin
Anonymous21-Jan-03 1:41
sussAnonymous21-Jan-03 1:41 
GeneralRe: Very useful! Pin
Daniel Turini21-Jan-03 1:58
memberDaniel Turini21-Jan-03 1:58 
GeneralRe: Very useful! Pin
Garth J Lancaster21-Jan-03 11:14
memberGarth J Lancaster21-Jan-03 11:14 
GeneralRe: Very useful! Pin
Igor A17-May-05 1:00
memberIgor A17-May-05 1:00 
GeneralSmashing.... Pin
Chopper21-Jan-03 0:40
memberChopper21-Jan-03 0:40 
GeneralRe: Smashing.... Pin
Todd Smith21-Jan-03 4:30
memberTodd Smith21-Jan-03 4:30 
GeneralRe: Smashing.... Pin
Chopper21-Jan-03 6:59
memberChopper21-Jan-03 6:59 
GeneralRe: Smashing.... Pin
Ellery21-Jan-03 17:06
memberEllery21-Jan-03 17:06 

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