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I'm connecting to a Windows 2008 R2 server using terminal services. It worked like a charm for a very long time, but now for some reason the Windows Key seems to be stuck in it. (No matter where I connect from)

So for example, if I press "L" the screen locks. It makes it impossible to work with the server. And I've had this with other servers in the past as well.

Any ideas?

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Bounce the server? Or if you cant, restart the "Remote Desktop Services" service? – Chris S Jun 6 '11 at 13:34
Possible duplicate… – Nixphoe Jun 6 '11 at 14:05

open on-screen keyboard and press the window key. it will get unstuck.

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I've seen this before. Not sure what causes it, but double tapping the windows key seems to fix it.

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Same here, failing that slam the windows key multiple times & the escape key for good measure – Zypher Jun 6 '11 at 16:51

I've had this issue as well, and tapping the windows key or control key did not work to fix it, not did using the on-screen keyboard.

I think the issue for me is that I am using it with the RemoteApp option. I did finally find a solution on superuser. Basically, in the RDP connection window, tell it to either always use windows keys on the local machine, or always on the remote machine. I set it to always use the local, and it seemed to fix the issue, although I will know for sure in a few days.

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