In the following simple solution, I cover how to Open the Task Manager on a Remote Desktop Connection. As I am sure you already know, the localÂ keyboard combination Ctrl + Alt + Del does not work on a remote machine. However, the alternate solution is simplier than one might think.
How to Easily Run Task Manager Remotely
Ctrl + Shift + Esc
Or to Start Task Manager – Windows XP Remote Desktop
Right click the Taskbar -> select Task Manager
Or to Start Task Manager – Windows 7 Remote Desktop
Right click the Taskbar -> select Start Task Manager