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Consider the following scenario.
Note Windows Explorer should start when you press the Windows logo key+E keyboard shortcut.
This issue occurs because of an error in Remote Desktop Connection 6.0. When you press a keyboard shortcut on the local computer, Remote Desktop Connection 6.0 may send only the "key-down" message to the remote session. Remote Desktop Connection 6.0 may not send the "key-up" message for certain modifier keys such as the ALT, SHIFT, and Windows logo keys.
Service pack informationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791/ )How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.
Registry informationYou do not have to make any changes to the registry.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
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Windows Vista, x64-based versions
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
By default, RDC 6.0 is included in Windows Vista. You can install RDC 6.0 in Microsoft Windows XP and in Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684If you use RDC 6.0 on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer or on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer, apply hotfix 936970. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
936970For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936970/ )Error message when you try to save a document in a 2007 Office program to a redirected drive in Windows Vista: "There has been a network or file permission error"
925876For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925876/ )Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0)
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186607/ )Understanding the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
Article ID: 938080 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 6.0