How to Open the Task Manager on a Remote Desktop Connection. As I am sure you already know, the local keyboard combination Ctrl + Alt + Del does not work on a remote machine. However, the alternate solution is simpler than one might think. In the following simple solution, I cover how to run the Task Manager while working from a remote desktop.
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