How Do I Bring Up Task Manager from a Remote Desktop Session?

Here’s another little trick that I assume most people know, but perhaps not.

When you’re connected using Remote Desktop and you need to kill a task, or to check on CPU or memory performance, how do you bring up Task Manager?  If you press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, you’ll get the Windows Security dialog in the host machine–not on the remote machine.

To bring up Task Manager in a remote session, just use the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl-Shift-ESC.  This will directly open the Windows Task Manager on the machine that you’re connected to.  Voila.

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