After selecting to remote control a user, you're given a message box to select what Hot key to use to end the session. In Windows Server 2003 this always defaulted to Ctrl and an *, but in Windows Server 2008 R2 it defaults to Ctrl and a 0.

I'm not necessarily picky about what option I use, but for some reason using Ctrl + 0 doesn't seem to work for me when trying to end the remote control session. Ctrl + * on the other hand works every time.

Is there a way to change the default from Ctrl + 0 to Ctrl + *?


You can set the default in the registry: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Terminal Server\TSADMIN] Example: - "ShadowHotkeyShift"=dword:00000002 "ShadowHotkey"=dword:00000023

"ShadowKeyIndex" is the entry index from the drop-down list that pops-up in the Remote Control dialogue

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